['pɜːpəs] 1. сущ.
1) цель, намерение; замысел, стремление

a good purpose — благая цель

to accomplish / achieve / fulfill a purpose — достигнуть цели

to ponder the purpose of life — размышлять о смысле жизни

We arranged the meeting for the purpose of preventing a strike. — Мы организовали собрание с намерением предотвратить забастовку.

Blue was chosen as the uniform color largely for practical purposes. It is much easier to get grease off of blue than white. — Синий был выбран для униформы в основном по практическим соображениям. Счистить солидол с синего гораздо проще, чем с белого.

2) польза, выгода

to work to good purpose — работать не зря

It would only cause much loss of time to no purpose. — Это было бы только бесполезной тратой времени.

3) основная тема, предмет, суть (обсуждения)

to the purpose — по делу, по существу, кстати

from the purpose — не по делу, некстати, не по существу

He answered him very far from the purpose. — Он ответил ему очень уклончиво.

You can speak to the purpose when you choose. — Вы можете говорить по существу, когда захотите.

4) воля, целенаправленность, целеустремлённость

a man of purpose — целеустремлённый человек

It takes a singular sense of purpose to turn a lone Michigan pizza joint into a multibillion-dollar global brand. — Чтобы превратить одинокую мичиганскую пиццерию в мировой бренд с миллиардными оборотами, нужна огромная воля.

- for all practical purposes
- for practical purposes
[ref dict="LingvoGrammar (En-Ru)"]Adverbial clause of purpose[/ref]
2. гл.
1) иметь целью; намереваться
2) предлагать, вносить предложение

Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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