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- purpose:  Purpose, propose , and propound  are ultimately the same word. All go back to Latin prōpōnere ‘put forward, declare’, a compound verb formed from the prefix prō- ‘forward’ and pōnere ‘place’ (source of English pose, position, etc). Its past participle prōpositus was the source of two distinct Old French verbs: the minimally altered proposer, source of English propose; and purposer, which contains the Old French descendant of the Latin prefix prō-, source of English purpose. Propound is an alteration of an earlier propone (source of proponent ), which was based directly on prōpōnere.
=> pose, position, propose, proponent, propound
- purpose (n.)
- c. 1300, "intention, aim, goal," from Anglo-French purpos, Old French porpos "aim, intention" (12c.), from porposer "to put forth," from por- "forth" (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pur-) + Old French poser "to put, place" (see pose (v.1)). On purpose "by design" is attested from 1580s; earlier of purpose (early 15c.).
- purpose (v.)
- late 14c., from Anglo-French purposer "to design," Old French porposer "to intend, propose," variant of proposer (see propose).
- 1. Most of them are destroyed because they've served their purpose.
- 2. What'simpressed me has been his considerable firmness of purpose.
- 3. The purpose of the visit was to navigate into an ice-filled fiord.
- 4. The company has recently moved into a new purpose-built factory.
- 5. Their purpose is to build a fair society and a strong economy.
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