1. [syn: intentionally, deliberately, designedly, on purpose, purposely, advisedly, by choice, by design]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Purpose \Pur"pose\, n. [OF. purpos, pourpos, propos, L.
propositum. See Propound.]
1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be
reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view
is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim;
design; intention; plan.
He will his firste purpos modify. --Chaucer.
As my eternal purpose hath decreed. -- Milton.
The flighty purpose never is o'ertook
Unless the deed go with it. --Shak.
2. Proposal to another; discourse. [Obs.] --Spenser.
3. Instance; example. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
In purpose, Of purpose, On purpose, with previous
design; with the mind directed to that object;
intentionally. On purpose is the form now generally used.
Syn: design; end; intention; aim. See Design.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: with intention; in an intentional manner; "he used that
word intentionally"; "I did this by choice" [syn:
intentionally, deliberately, designedly, on
purpose, purposely, advisedly, by choice, by
design] [ant: accidentally, by chance,
circumstantially, unexpectedly, unintentionally]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "on purpose":
advisedly, by design, calculatedly, consciously, contemplatedly,
deliberately, designedly, in cold blood, intentionally, knowingly,
meditatedly, pointedly, premeditatedly, purposefully, purposely,
purposively, voluntarily, willfully, with full intent, with intent,
with malice aforethought, with purpose, wittingly