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Translation of "purpose" - English-Spanish dictionary

purpose

noun /ˈpəːpəs/
the reason for doing something; the aim to which an action etc is directed
propósito, fin; razón
What is the purpose of your visit?
the use or function of an object
función, uso, utilidad
The purpose of this lever is to stop the machine in an emergency.
determination
determinación
a man of purpose.
purposeful adjective having a definite purpose
determinado
He was working with a purposeful look on his face.
purposefully adverb
con determinación
purposeless adjective having no purpose
sin sentido; sin propósito
purposeless destruction.
purposely adverb intentionally
a propósito, expresamente
He did it purposely to attract my attention.
purpose-built adjective made or built for a particular need or purpose
construido especialmente (para)
People who use wheelchairs sometimes live in purpose-built houses.
on purpose intentionally
a propósito, adrede
Did you break the cup on purpose?
serve a purpose to be useful in some way
servir de/para algo
The player’s versatility means that he can serve a purpose in many positions on the pitch.
to no purpose with no useful results
en vano
She tried repairing the lawnmower, but it was to no purpose.
(Definition of purpose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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