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on one's own
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on purpose definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

phrasal by intent ; intentionally

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Moby Thesaurus

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


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