Crossword Clue and Answers

Looking for answers to the "Purpose" crossword clue? it's your lucky day, we have them! Today we have 26 crossword solutions for Purpose.

We most recently saw this clue in Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We deem Purpose to be a VERY COMMON crossword clue as we've seen it more than 26 times in a variety of crossword publications.

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  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Friday, 12 Nov 2021
  • The Daily Mail Smallest Hardest - Monday, 8 Nov 2021
  • The Daily Mail Quick - Thursday, 1 Jul 2021
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021
  • The Mirror Classic - Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Saturday, 27 Feb 2021
  • The Mirror Classic - Sunday, 21 Feb 2021
  • The Daily Mail Smallest Hardest - Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Thursday, 24 Sep 2020
  • The New York Times Crossword - Monday, 29 Jun 2020
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Saturday, 22 Feb 2020

Crossword Answers

3 letters

The part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"

The action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"

Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"


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4 letters

A successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

A reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

5 letters

Sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

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The act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

A means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

6 letters

The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

The act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

A tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"


7 letters

The idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

The trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

Present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"

The intended meaning of a communication

8 letters

The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

9 letters

An act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"

The lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

13 letters

The act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"


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