French translation of purpose
- (= aim)
⇒ What is the purpose of these changes?
Quel est le but de ces changements?his purpose in life
son but dans la viefor this purpose
à cette intention
⇒ We only went there for that purpose.
Nous n'y sommes allés qu'à cette intention.
⇒ It's not meant for that purpose.
Ce n'est pas fait pour ça.for medicinal purposes
dans un but médicinalfor military purposes
dans un but militairefor propaganda purposes
dans un but de propagandefor illustrative purposes
à titre d'illustrationfor teaching purposes
dans un but pédagogiquefor the purposes of this meeting
pour les besoins de cette réunionto no purpose
en pure perteto all intents and purposes or for all practical purposes (= in effect)
pour ainsi dire
on purpose (adverb)
⇒ He did it on purpose.
Il l'a fait exprès.
- (= direction, determination) (in life)
a sense of purpose
Example Sentences Including 'purpose'
Suddenly Sam was filled with purpose , a feeling of decision that he didn't examine too closely.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
he asked, drying himself off with a small white towel he kept for the purpose on his shoulder.A DARKENING STAIN (2002)
Even in its broken form, the spell was trying to fulfill its purpose.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
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'purpose' in Other Languages
- Arabic: غَرَض
- Brazilian Portuguese: propósito
- Chinese: 目的
- Croatian: svrha
- Czech: účel
- Danish: formål
- Dutch: doel bedoeling
- European Spanish: propósito
- Finnish: tarkoitus
- French: but
- German: Zweck
- Greek: σκοπός επιδίωξη
- Italian: scopo
- Japanese: 目的
- Korean: 목적
- Norwegian: formål
- Polish: cel
- Portuguese: propósito
- Romanian: scop scopuri
- Russian: цель
- Spanish: propósito
- Swedish: syfte
- Thai: วัตถุประสงค์
- Turkish: amaç
- Ukrainian: мета
- Vietnamese: mục đích
Translation of purpose from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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