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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 on purpose
 故意地,特意

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·pose n.
 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.]
 3. Instance; example. [Obs.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 on purpose
      adv : with intention; in an intentional manner; "he used that word
            intentionally"; "I did this by choice" [syn: intentionally,
             deliberately, designedly, purposely, advisedly,
             by choice, by design] [ant: by chance, unintentionally,
             unintentionally]