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PURPOSE, PROPOSE

"The verb purpose, in the sense of 'intend,' is preferable to propose, since to propose also means 'to offer for consideration:' the noun answering to the former is purpose; to the latter, proposal or proposition."

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Propose is often misused for purpose, in the sense of "to plan," "to intend." To propose means "to offer a proposal," i.e., to submit a proposition for the consideration of someone; to purpose has the meaning of "to design" on the part of one who entertains the plan: "What do you propose [offer] as the best plan?"; "I purpose [plan] to write a book."

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