|1.||[ noun ] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions|
|Synonyms:||intention aim intent design|
"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"
|Related terms:||goal mind will view cross-purpose sake intend aim design|
|2.||[ noun ] what something is used for|
|Synonyms:||use function role|
"the function of an auger is to bore holes" "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
|Related terms:||utility raison_d'etre serve functional nonfunctional|
|3.||[ noun ] the quality of being determined to do or achieve something|
"his determination showed in his every movement" "he is a man of purpose"
|Related terms:||resoluteness doggedness diligence indefatigability|
|4.||[ verb ] propose or intend|
|Synonyms:||aim propose purport|
"I aim to arrive at noon"
|Related terms:||intend aim intent|
|5.||[ verb ] reach a decision|
"he resolved never to drink again"
|Related terms:||decide resolution|