Another word for purpose
intention, end, goal, mission, objective, object, idea, design, hope, resolve, meaning, view, scope, desire, dream, expectation, ambition, intent, destination, direction, scheme, prospect, proposal, target, aspiration; see also plan 2.
purpose connotes a defined or specific resolution or determination in the plan had in mind I have a purpose in writing you; intention is the general word implying a having something in mind as a plan or design, or referring to the plan had in mind; intent, a somewhat formal term common in legal usage, connotes more deliberation assault with intent to kill; aim refers to a specific intention and connotes a directing of all efforts toward this his aim is to become a doctor; goal suggests laborious effort in striving to attain something the presidency was the goal of his ambition; 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?; 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; objective refers to a specific end that is capable of being reached her immediate objective is to pass the courseon purpose
profitlessly, uselessly, worthlessly; see unnecessarily.
Another word for purposenoun
The proper activity of a person or thing:function, job, role, task. See do
What one intends to do or achieve:aim, ambition, design, end, goal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, point, target, view, why. Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore. See planned, purpose
Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will:decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, toughness, will, willpower. See certain, strong