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Detailed Translations for purpose from English to French


purpose [the ~] noun

  1. the purpose (use; intention; drift; meaning)
    le sens; l'utilité; l'avantage
  2. the purpose (meaning; substance; intention; composition)
    la contenance; le contenu; le sens; la portée; l'intention

Translation Matrix for purpose:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
avantage drift; intention; meaning; purpose; use advantage; benefit; earnings; economy; fittableness; gain; output; plus point; profit; return; take; upper hand; use; usefulness; utility; value; victory; winning; yield
contenance composition; intention; meaning; purpose; substance index; table of contents
contenu composition; intention; meaning; purpose; substance content; contents; index; size; table of contents; volume
intention composition; intention; meaning; purpose; substance aim; aiming at; aiming for; angle; aspect; attitude; conception; dedication; design; devotion; drift; effort; exertion; goal; idea; intent; intention; interpretation; meaning; notion; objective; opinion; orientation on; outlook; perspective; point of view; purport; reading; scheme; sense; stand; stature; strive for; target; tendency; tendency toward; tenor; trend; version; view; vision; way of thinking; will; wish
portée composition; intention; meaning; purpose; substance drift; earshot; hearing; intent; meaning; purport; range; reach; reach of clicks; scope; sense; size; span; stature; stave; tendency; tenor; volume; width
sens composition; drift; intention; meaning; purpose; substance; use circumference; compassion; course; dimension; direction; drift; emotion; establishment; excitement; extent; feeling; importance; institute; institution; intent; meaning; measure; organ of sense; passion; purport; sense; sense organ; sentiment; significance; size; stature; tendency; tenor; touch; weight
utilité drift; intention; meaning; purpose; use advisability; appropriateness; benefit; desirability; fittableness; profit; relevance; use; usefulness; utility; value
- aim; design; determination; function; intent; intention; role; use
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- aim; propose; purport; resolve

Related Words for "purpose":

  • purposive, purposes, purposely

Synonyms for "purpose":

Related Definitions for "purpose":

  1. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose1
    • he is a man of purpose1
  2. what something is used for1
  3. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions1
  4. reach a decision1
  5. propose or intend1

Wiktionary Translations for purpose:

  1. target
  2. intention
  3. subject of discourse
  1. Objectif.
  2. Intention d’exécuter quelque chose (sens général)
  3. parole échanger dans la conversation.

Cross Translation:
purpose but Behufveraltend; in Verbindung mit zu oder im Genitiv: Zweck
purpose but ZielAusrichtung oder Endpunkt einer Bestrebung
purpose fin; finalité; but ZweckZiel, das mit einer Handlung, mit einem Vorgang oder mit einer sonstigen Maßnahme erreicht werden soll; Funktion, der etwas dienen soll
purpose intention Absichtgeplante noch nicht abgeschlossene Handlung

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