1. n цель, намерение; замысел

on purpose — нарочно, с целью

to the purpose — кстати, к делу

beside the purpose — нецелесообразно

of set purpose — с умыслом, предумышленно, преднамеренно

for practical purposes — для практических целей, с практической целью

that serves no purpose — это не годится; это не отвечает требованиям

to pursue a purpose steadily — упорно преследовать цель

the purpose of his visit — цель его посещения

a novel with a purpose — тенденциозный роман

community of unlawful purpose — общность противоправной цели

nothing could deflect his purpose — он неуклонно шёл к цели

gained insight into God's purpose — постигнул замысел Божий

gain insight into God's purpose — постигать замысел Божий

community of criminal purpose — общность преступной цели

2. n результат, успех

to good purpose — с большим успехом; с большой пользой

to little purpose — почти безуспешно, безрезультатно

3. n целеустремлённость, целенаправленность

sense of purpose — целеустремлённость

centrality of purpose — целенаправленность

4. n воля, решительность

wanting in purpose — слабовольный, нерешительный

debility of purpose — нерешительность, слабохарактерность

5. v иметь целью, намереваться; замышлять

they purpose a further attempt — они намерены предпринять новую попытку

single purpose — единственная цель; специализированный

to subserve a useful purpose — служить полезной цели

foreign to the purpose — не отвечающий данной цели

criterion of general purpose — критерий общей цели

to be unsteady of purpose — не иметь твёрдой цели

Синонимический ряд:
1. on purpose (adj.) consciously; deliberately; intentionally; on purpose
2. aim (noun) aim; animus; aspiration; design; direction; duty; end; expectation; goal; intendment; intent; intention; mark; meaning; mission; object; objective; plan; point; prospect; rationale; reason; target; use; view
3. confidence (noun) confidence; determination; resolve; tenacity
4. job (noun) function; job; role
5. mean (verb) aim; contemplate; design; intend; mean; plan; project; propose
Антонимический ряд:
accidentally; casualty; chance; fate; fortune; hazard; hesitation; hit; lot; miscalculate; risk; stake; venture

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