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purpose

US [ˈpɜrpəs]
UK [ˈpɜː(r)pəs]
  • n.目的;用途;目标;意图
  • v.想;决心(做)
  • Web宗旨;效果;意义
Plural Form:purposes  
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n.
1.
[c]
意图;目的;用途;目标the intention, aim or function of sth; the thing that sth is supposed to achieve
Our campaign's main purpose is to raise money.
我们这次活动的主要目的就是募款。
The purpose of the book is to provide a complete guide to the university.
本书旨在全面介绍这所大学。
A meeting was called for the purpose of appointing a new treasurer.
为任命新财务主管而召开了一次会议。
The experiments serve no useful purpose(= are not useful) .
这些实验毫无用处。
The building is used for religious purposes.
这座建筑是用于宗教活动的。
2.
[pl]
情势的需要what is needed in a particular situation
These gifts count as income for tax purposes.
这些礼物应属于纳税的收入。
For the purposes of this study, the three groups have been combined.
为了这项研究工作,三个小组业已合并。
3.
[c][u]
重要意义;有价值的意义meaning that is important and valuable to you
Volunteer work gives her life (a sense of) purpose .
做志愿工作使她的生活有了意义。
4.
[u]
意志;毅力;决心the ability to plan sth and work successfully to achieve it
He has enormous confidence and strength of purpose .
他信心十足,意志坚强。

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