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Another word for purpose

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  1. To have in mind as a goal or purpose

Another word for purpose

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  • Objective refers to a specific end that is capable of being reached her immediate objective is to pass the course
  • Object is used of an end that is the direct result of a need or desire the object of the discussion was to arouse controversy
  • End emphasizes the final result one hopes to achieve as distinct from the process of achieving it does a desirable end ever justify the use of immoral means?
  • Goal suggests laborious effort in striving to attain something the presidency was the goal of his ambition
  • Aim refers to a specific intention and connotes a directing of all efforts toward this his aim is to become a doctor
  • Intent , a somewhat formal term common in legal usage, connotes more deliberation assault with intent to kill
  • Intention is the general word implying a having something in mind as a plan or design, or referring to the plan had in mind
  • Purpose connotes a defined or specific resolution or determination in the plan had in mind I have a purpose in writing you