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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·pose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purposed p. pr. & vb. n. Purposing.]
 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.
    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.   --Macaulay.