The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Purpose \Pur"pose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purposed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Purposing.] [OF. purposer, proposer. See Propose.]
1. To set forth; to bring forward. [Obs.]
2. To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon,
as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to
design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or
dependent clause. --Chaucer.
Did nothing purpose against the state. -- Shak.
I purpose to write the history of England from the
accession of King James the Second down to a time
which is within the memory of men still living.