To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
a connotation of strong determination to effect one's intention he purposes to become a doctor
implies a clear declaration, openly or to oneself, of one's intention I propose to speak for an hour
suggests careful planning in order to bring about a particular result their delay was designed to forestall suspicion
, a more general word, does not connote so clearly a specific, deliberate purpose he always means well
implies a having in mind of something to be done, said, etc. I intended to write you
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