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purpose

['pɜːpǝs]

  1. N

    1. (=intention) propósito m , objetivo m

      intent 2.

    2. (=use) uso m , utilidad f

      serve 1., 2)

    3. (=determination) resolución f , determinación f

      infirm

  2. VT

Examples from texts

The purpose is to summarise key information about the company's financial condition, capitalisation and risk factors.
El propósito es resumir la información fundamental sobre la situación financiera de la empresa, la capitalización y los factores de riesgo.
The expression on his face was one of purpose and power, not of irresponsibility.
La expresión de su rostro estaba llena de propósito, y de poder, no de irresponsabilidad.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
Whereas it is desirable to provide a legal base in Directive 66/403/EEC for the organization of temporary experiments for the purpose of seeking improved alternatives to certain provisions set out in that directive;
Considerando que es conveniente introducir un fundamento jurídico en la Directiva 66/403/CEE para la organización de experimentos temporales a fin de procurar alternativas que mejoren determinadas disposiciones establecidas en dicha Directiva;
No product shall be subject to both anti-dumping and countervailing duties for the purpose of dealing with one and the same situation arising from dumping or from export subsidization.
Ningún producto podrá estar sometido a la vez a derechos antidumping y a derechos compensatorios con el fin de afrontar una misma situación derivada de la existencia de dumping o de la concesión de subvenciones a la exportación.
For the purpose of implementing this Agreement, the following products shall be considered as originating in the Faeroes:
A efectos de la aplicación del Acuerdo, se considerarán originarios de las Islas Feroe:
The controller shall give prior notice to the Data Protection Officer of any processing operation or set of such operations intended to serve a single purpose or several related purposes.
El responsable del tratamiento notificará previamente al responsable de la protección de datos toda operación de tratamiento o serie de tales operaciones previstas para un objetivo único o para varios objetivos relacionados entre sí.
For this purpose, acting on their own initiative or on a complaint, they may take the following decisions:
A tal efecto, ya sea de oficio, ya previa denuncia de parte, podrán adoptar las decisiones siguientes:
for that purpose, any ranges shall, however, be reduced beforehand to a specified value.
para ello, las eventuales bandas de valores deberán expresarse previamente con un valor determinado.
Mechanical equipment and plant must be of adequate strength and free from patent defect and suitable for the purpose for which it is intended.
Los equipos e instalaciones mecánicos deberán ser suficientemente resistentes, no presentar defectos aparentes y ser apropiados para el uso al que estén destinados.
However, a Member State shall have the right not to consider it as such for the purpose of charging capital duty.
Sin embargo , un Estado miembro podrá no considerarlas como tales para la percepción del impuesto sobre las aportaciones.
the removal or disabling of access has to be undertaken in the observance of the principle of freedom of expression and of procedures established for this purpose at national level;
La retirada de datos o la actuación encaminada a impedir el acceso a los mismos habrá de llevarse a cabo respetando el principio de libertad de expresión y los procedimientos establecidos a tal fin a nivel nacional.
entrust the underwriting and management of the insurance of a specified risk category in their name and on their behalf to one of the insurance undertakings, to a common broker or to a common body set up for this purpose;
confíen la suscripción y la gestión del seguro de una determinada categoría de riesgos en su nombre y por su cuenta a una de las empresas participantes, a un agente común o a un organismo común creado a tal fin;
Health marking must be carried out under the responsibility of the official veterinarian, who shall keep for that purpose:
El marcado de inspección veterinaria se efectuará bajo la responsabilidad del veterinario oficial, que dispondrá para tal propósito de lo siguiente:
the lot number of the lot from which a sample has been taken for the purpose specified in (vi), as well as the official statement that the testing has been carried out, shall also be indicated in that section;
se indicarán asimismo en esa casilla el número del lote del que se haya extraído una muestra con la finalidad especificada en el inciso vi) y la declaración oficial de que se han llevado a cabo las pruebas;
consider certificates of conformity which accompany new vehicles pursuant to Directive 70/156/EEC as no longer valid for the purpose of Article 7(1) of that Directive; and,
dejarán de considerar válidos los certificados de conformidad adjuntos a los vehículos nuevos que hayan sido emitidos con arreglo a la Directiva 70/156/CEE a efectos del apartado 1 del artículo 7 de esa Directiva, y

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'pɜːpǝsMasculine nounpropósito; objetivoExamples

we all shared a common purpose — todos teníamos el mismo propósito or objetivo
she has a purpose in life — tiene un objetivo or una meta or un norte en la vida
what was your purpose in going? — ¿con qué intención fuiste?
purpose of visit — motivo del viaje
I put that there for a purpose — he puesto eso ahí a propósito or por una razón
this is good enough for our purposes — esto sirve para nuestros fines
he exploited her talent for his own purposes — explotó su talento en beneficio propio
for all practical purposes — en la práctica
for the purposes of this meeting — para los fines de esta reunión
for the purpose of doing sth — con el fin de hacer algo
on purpose — a propósito, adrede
with the purpose of — con el fin de

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Collocations

on purpose
aposta
on purpose
a posta
for that purpose
a ese efecto
on purpose
a propósito
ultimate purpose
fin último
Convention on the use of information technology for customs purposes
Convenio relativo a la utilización de la tecnología de la información a efectos aduaneros
peaceful purposes
fines pacíficos
primarily commercial purposes
fines primordialmente comerciales

Word forms

purpose

verb
Basic forms
Pastpurposed
Imperativepurpose
Present Participle (Participle I)purposing
Past Participle (Participle II)purposed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposewe purpose
you purposeyou purpose
he/she/it purposesthey purpose
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am purposingwe are purposing
you are purposingyou are purposing
he/she/it is purposingthey are purposing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have purposedwe have purposed
you have purposedyou have purposed
he/she/it has purposedthey have purposed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been purposingwe have been purposing
you have been purposingyou have been purposing
he/she/it has been purposingthey have been purposing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposedwe purposed
you purposedyou purposed
he/she/it purposedthey purposed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was purposingwe were purposing
you were purposingyou were purposing
he/she/it was purposingthey were purposing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had purposedwe had purposed
you had purposedyou had purposed
he/she/it had purposedthey had purposed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been purposingwe had been purposing
you had been purposingyou had been purposing
he/she/it had been purposingthey had been purposing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will purposewe shall/will purpose
you will purposeyou will purpose
he/she/it will purposethey will purpose
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be purposingwe shall/will be purposing
you will be purposingyou will be purposing
he/she/it will be purposingthey will be purposing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have purposedwe shall/will have purposed
you will have purposedyou will have purposed
he/she/it will have purposedthey will have purposed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been purposingwe shall/will have been purposing
you will have been purposingyou will have been purposing
he/she/it will have been purposingthey will have been purposing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would purposewe should/would purpose
you would purposeyou would purpose
he/she/it would purposethey would purpose
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be purposingwe should/would be purposing
you would be purposingyou would be purposing
he/she/it would be purposingthey would be purposing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have purposedwe should/would have purposed
you would have purposedyou would have purposed
he/she/it would have purposedthey would have purposed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been purposingwe should/would have been purposing
you would have been purposingyou would have been purposing
he/she/it would have been purposingthey would have been purposing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am purposedwe are purposed
you are purposedyou are purposed
he/she/it is purposedthey are purposed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being purposedwe are being purposed
you are being purposedyou are being purposed
he/she/it is being purposedthey are being purposed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been purposedwe have been purposed
you have been purposedyou have been purposed
he/she/it has been purposedthey have been purposed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was purposedwe were purposed
you were purposedyou were purposed
he/she/it was purposedthey were purposed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being purposedwe were being purposed
you were being purposedyou were being purposed
he/she/it was being purposedthey were being purposed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been purposedwe had been purposed
you had been purposedyou had been purposed
he/she/it had been purposedthey had been purposed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be purposedwe shall/will be purposed
you will be purposedyou will be purposed
he/she/it will be purposedthey will be purposed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been purposedwe shall/will have been purposed
you will have been purposedyou will have been purposed
he/she/it will have been purposedthey will have been purposed

purpose

noun
SingularPlural
Common casepurposepurposes
Possessive casepurpose'spurposes'