"Purpose" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zuò yòng to act on / to affect / action / function / activity / impact / result / effect / purpose / intent / to play a role / corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization / CL:個|个[ge4]
 mù dì purpose / aim / goal / target / objective / CL:個|个[ge4]
 yì xiàng intention / purpose / intent / inclination / disposition
 zhēn duì xìng focus / direction / purpose / relevance
 yòng yì intention / purpose
 qǐ jiàn motive / purpose / (sth) being the motive or purpose
 shì yóu main content / matter / work / origin of an incident / cause / purpose / subject (of business letter)
 zōng school / sect / purpose / model / ancestor / clan / to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work) / classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs
 zhǐ imperial decree / purport / aim / purpose
 wèi le in order to / for the purpose of / so as to
 gù yì deliberately / on purpose
 xuǎn yòng to choose for some purpose / to select and use
 míng yì name / titular / nominal / in name / ostensible purpose
 shé tou tongue / CL:個|个[ge4] / enemy soldier captured for the purpose of extracting information
 bái bái in vain / to no purpose / for nothing / white
 zhǐ zài to have as its purpose / to be intended to / to aim to (do sth)
 tè dì specially / for a special purpose
 yòng zuò to use for the purpose of / to serve as
 nuó yòng to shift (funds) / to (legitimately) take funds set aside for one purpose in order to use them for another / to embezzle / to misappropriate
 wèi de shì for the sake of / for the purpose of
 lái yì one's purpose in coming
 tǒng yī sī xiǎng with the same idea in mind / with a common purpose
 qí xīn xié lì to work with a common purpose (idiom) / to make concerted efforts / to pull together / to work as one
 hé yòng to share / to use in common / suitable / fit for purpose / useable
 zhuān kuǎn special fund / money allocated for a particular purpose
 tè lái to come with a specific purpose in mind
 jiè yǐ so as to / for the purpose of / in order to
 tóng xīn xié lì to work with a common purpose (idiom) / to make concerted efforts / to pull together / to work as one
 chéng xīn intentional / deliberate / on purpose
 zhuǎn yòng to adapt for use for another purpose
 tè wèi for a specific purpose / specially
 téng nuó to move / to shift / to move out of the way / to divert (money etc) to a different purpose
 nán yuán běi zhé to act in a way that defeats one's purpose (idiom)
 tōu shēng to live without purpose
 gǒu qiě tōu shēng to drift and live without purpose (idiom) / to drag out an ignoble existence
 bàng hè practice in which a novice monk is shouted at or hit with a stick with the purpose of bringing about instant awakening (Buddhism) / to rebuke sternly
 sàng zhì to become demoralized / to lose one's sense of purpose
 niǎo jìn gōng cáng lit. the birds are over, the bow is put away (idiom) / fig. to get rid of sb once he has served his purpose
 tù sǐ gǒu pēng lit. to boil the hound once it caught the rabbit (idiom) / fig. to get rid of sb once he has served his purpose
 yào medicine / drug / substance used for a specific purpose (e.g. poisoning, explosion, fermenting) / CL:種|种[zhong3],服[fu4],味[wei4] / to poison
 táng (main) hall / large room for a specific purpose / CL:間|间[jian1] / relationship between cousins etc on the paternal side of a family / of the same clan / classifier for classes, lectures etc / classifier for sets of furniture
 jīn towel / general purpose cloth / women's headcovering (old) / Kangxi radical 50
 xiā blind / groundlessly / foolishly / to no purpose
 qiáo zhuāng dǎ bàn to dress up in disguise (idiom) / to pretend for the purpose of deceit
 yǎng ér fáng lǎo (of parents) to bring up children for the purpose of being looked after in old age
 Zhōng huá Tái běi Chinese Taipei, name for Taiwan to which the PRC and Taiwan agreed for the purpose of participation in international events
 bié wú tā yòng to have no other use or purpose (idiom)
 diàn bu (coll.) to cover a shortfall by using funds intended for another purpose or by borrowing some money / (coll.) to snack
 zhuān yì deliberately / on purpose
 duì qīn courting / meeting for purpose of marriage / to settle into a relationship
 tuán shā lacking in cohesion and unity of purpose
 huì méng meetings conducted by rulers in feudal China for the purpose of formalizing alliances, finalizing treaties
 pìn wèn international exchange of visits / to visit as envoy / to visit as family representative for purpose of marriage arrangement (traditional culture)
 néng ruò néng qiáng to be either weak or strong both have their purpose (idiom)
  High-level Political Conference for the Purpose of Signing the United Nations Convention against Corruption
 shì hé yòng tú fitness for the purpose
 zhuān yòng shěn jì special purpose audit
  Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose
  Classification of the Outlays of Producers According to Purpose
  Classification of Expenditure According to Purpose
  Classification of Household Expenditures by Purpose
 zōng zhǐ shēng míng statement of purpose
  armoured vehicle, general purpose
  general purpose vehicle / GP vehicle
  special purpose vehicle / special purpose entity
  special purpose vehicle / special purpose entity
  general purpose set
  general purpose machine gun
  Classification of Outlays of Market Producers by Purpose
  Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Provision of Junior Professional Officers
  special purpose activity
  Special Purpose Grant Fund / SPG Fund
  General Purpose Household Survey
  Classification of Outlays of Industries by Purpose
  special purpose funds
  Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organismes for the Purpose of Patent Procedure
  effective execution of the object and purpose of a treaty
  to defeat the object and purpose of a treaty
  object and purpose of the treaty
 hé shǒu to put one's palms together (in prayer or greeting) / to work with a common purpose / harmonious / convenient (to use)
 yòng de qí suǒ used properly / used for its intended purpose / to put to good use / to serve its purpose
访 diàn fǎng (Tw) to make a telephone call (generally as a representative of a company, school or agency etc, to an individual, often for the purpose of conducting a survey) (abbr. for 電話訪問|电话访问)
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