propósito

ÔĽŅ
propósito
m.
purpose, goal, commitment, intention.
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propósito
‚Ėļ nombre masculino
1 (intención) intention
‚Ė† me he hecho el firme prop√≥sito de acabar el libro hoy it is my firm intention to finish the book today
2 (objetivo) aim
‚Ė† su √ļnico prop√≥sito es mantenerse en la presidencia his only aim is to continue in the presidency
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FRASEOLOG√ćA
a propósito (por cierto) by the way 2 (adrede) on purpose
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noun m.
purpose, intention, aim
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SM
1) (=intención) purpose

¬Ņcu√°l es el prop√≥sito de su visita? ‚ÄĒ what is the purpose of his visit?

para lograr este prop√≥sito se han desplazado a Madrid ‚ÄĒ with this in mind o for this purpose, they have gone to Madrid

‚ÄĘ buenos prop√≥sitos ‚ÄĒ [para el futuro] good intentions; [para el a√Īo nuevo] resolutions

‚ÄĘ de prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ on purpose, deliberately

‚ÄĘ fuera de prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ off the point

‚ÄĘ hacer(se) (el) prop√≥sito de hacer algo ‚ÄĒ to resolve to do sth, decide to do sth

los tres hicieron firme prop√≥sito de no atacar ‚ÄĒ the three of them resolved o decided not to attack

nunca nos hemos hecho el prop√≥sito de gastar m√°s dinero ‚ÄĒ it has never been our intention to spend more money

‚ÄĘ sin prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ [caminar, moverse] aimlessly; [actuar] unintentionally

‚ÄĘ tener (el) prop√≥sito de hacer algo ‚ÄĒ to intend o mean to do sth, be one's intention to do sth

no ten√≠a prop√≥sito ninguno de pelearme ‚ÄĒ I didn't intend o mean to get into a fight, it was not my intention to get into a fight

tengo el firme prop√≥sito de irme de casa ‚ÄĒ I am determined to leave home, I am intent on leaving home

prop√≥sito de enmienda, no veo prop√≥sito de enmienda en su comportamiento ‚ÄĒ I don't see him mending his ways o turning over a new leaf

2)

‚ÄĘ a prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ

a) [como adjetivo] suitable, right (para for)

era la persona a prop√≥sito para el trabajo ‚ÄĒ he was very suitable for the job, he was the right person for the job

hizo varios comentarios a prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ he made various comments on the matter

b) [como adverbio] on purpose, deliberately

lo siento, no lo hice a prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ I'm sorry, I didn't do it on purpose o deliberately

me he comprado un traje a prop√≥sito para la boda ‚ÄĒ I've bought a dress especially for the wedding

‚ÄĘ venir a prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ (=venir expresamente) to come especially; (=ser adecuado) [comentario, observaci√≥n] to be well-timed; [dinero] to come in handy

he venido a prop√≥sito para verte ‚ÄĒ I have come especially to see you

esa observaci√≥n vino muy a prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ that was a timely remark, that remark was very well-timed

el dinero que me diste me vino muy a prop√≥sito ‚ÄĒ the money you gave me was just what I needed o came in very handy

c) (=por cierto) by the way

a prop√≥sito, ¬Ņqu√© vais a hacer en Semana Santa? ‚ÄĒ by the way, what are you doing at Easter?

d)

‚ÄĘ a prop√≥sito de ‚ÄĒ [despu√©s de verbo] about; [uso independiente] talking of, √† propos of

estuvieron discutiendo a prop√≥sito de las elecciones ‚ÄĒ they were having a discussion about the election

a prop√≥sito de Picasso, ¬Ņhas visto alguna vez el Guernica? ‚ÄĒ talking of o √† propos of Picasso, have you ever seen Guernica?

a prop√≥sito de dinero, ¬Ņcu√°ndo me vas a pagar? ‚ÄĒ now you mention it o talking of money, when are you going to pay me?

¬Ņa prop√≥sito de qu√© me dices eso ahora? ‚ÄĒ why do you say that now?

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masculino
a) (intención) intention, purpose

tiene el firme prop√≥sito de dejar de fumar ‚ÄĒ she's determined to give up smoking

se ha hecho el prop√≥sito de adelgazar ‚ÄĒ she's decided to lose weight

buenos prop√≥sitos ‚ÄĒ good intentions

se fue con el firme prop√≥sito de volver ‚ÄĒ he left with the firm intention of returning

se puso a ahorrar con el prop√≥sito de comprarse un coche ‚ÄĒ he started saving up to buy a car

b)

a prop√≥sito: no lo hice a prop√≥sito I didn't do it deliberately o on purpose; se hizo un vestido a prop√≥sito para la ocasi√≥n she had a dress made specially for the occasion; a prop√≥sito, Carlos te manda saludos by the way, Carlos sends his regards; a prop√≥sito de trenes ¬Ņcu√°ndo te vas? ‚ÄĒ speaking of trains o on the subject of trains, when are you leaving?

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= intent, mission, point, purpose, drift, meaningfulness, objective, agenda, resolution.
Ex. The quality of indexing is influenced by the intellectual level and intent of document content in the subject area.
Ex. Its mission is to advise the three sponsoring agencies on how best to coordinate their programs in this area and to recommend priorities for action.
Ex. There seems little point in hundreds of cataloguers in separate locations wading through cataloguing codes and classification schemes in order to create a variety of catalogue records for the same work.
Ex. Chapters 7 and 8 introduced the problems associated with author cataloguing and have surveyed the purpose of cataloguing codes.
Ex. The main drift of the proceedings concerned national libraries -- their role, functions and financing.
Ex. The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
Ex. An objective is an individual act intended to be carried out, and a number o which are required to be carried out in order to reach a goal.
Ex. Robert Kent's sole agenda is to attack Cuba and vilify the Cuban library community while supporting the US government's interventionist destabilization policies.
Ex. The Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament will use it to broadcast their opinions and resolutions.
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* a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
* a propósito de = apropos of.
* a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
* buenos prop√≥sitos de A√Īo Nuevo = New Year's resolution.
* con el propósito de = with the purpose of, with the aim of, in the drive to, in a drive to.
* con el propósito de superarse uno mismo = self-improvement-oriented.
* de propósito general = general-purpose.
* hacerse el propósito de + Infinitivo = make + it + a point to + Infinitivo, make + a point of + Gerundio.
* hecho a propósito = tailor-made [tailormade], custom-made, custom-built [custom built], custom-designed [custom designed], custom-tailored [custom tailored].
* propósitos = designs.
* ver el propósito = see + the point.
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masculino
a) (intención) intention, purpose

tiene el firme prop√≥sito de dejar de fumar ‚ÄĒ she's determined to give up smoking

se ha hecho el prop√≥sito de adelgazar ‚ÄĒ she's decided to lose weight

buenos prop√≥sitos ‚ÄĒ good intentions

se fue con el firme prop√≥sito de volver ‚ÄĒ he left with the firm intention of returning

se puso a ahorrar con el prop√≥sito de comprarse un coche ‚ÄĒ he started saving up to buy a car

b)

a prop√≥sito: no lo hice a prop√≥sito I didn't do it deliberately o on purpose; se hizo un vestido a prop√≥sito para la ocasi√≥n she had a dress made specially for the occasion; a prop√≥sito, Carlos te manda saludos by the way, Carlos sends his regards; a prop√≥sito de trenes ¬Ņcu√°ndo te vas? ‚ÄĒ speaking of trains o on the subject of trains, when are you leaving?

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= intent, mission, point, purpose, drift, meaningfulness, objective, agenda, resolution.

Ex: The quality of indexing is influenced by the intellectual level and intent of document content in the subject area.

Ex: Its mission is to advise the three sponsoring agencies on how best to coordinate their programs in this area and to recommend priorities for action.
Ex: There seems little point in hundreds of cataloguers in separate locations wading through cataloguing codes and classification schemes in order to create a variety of catalogue records for the same work.
Ex: Chapters 7 and 8 introduced the problems associated with author cataloguing and have surveyed the purpose of cataloguing codes.
Ex: The main drift of the proceedings concerned national libraries -- their role, functions and financing.
Ex: The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
Ex: An objective is an individual act intended to be carried out, and a number o which are required to be carried out in order to reach a goal.
Ex: Robert Kent's sole agenda is to attack Cuba and vilify the Cuban library community while supporting the US government's interventionist destabilization policies.
Ex: The Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament will use it to broadcast their opinions and resolutions.
* a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
* a propósito de = apropos of.
* a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
* buenos prop√≥sitos de A√Īo Nuevo = New Year's resolution.
* con el propósito de = with the purpose of, with the aim of, in the drive to, in a drive to.
* con el propósito de superarse uno mismo = self-improvement-oriented.
* de propósito general = general-purpose.
* hacerse el propósito de + Infinitivo = make + it + a point to + Infinitivo, make + a point of + Gerundio.
* hecho a propósito = tailor-made [tailormade], custom-made, custom-built [custom built], custom-designed [custom designed], custom-tailored [custom tailored].
* propósitos = designs.
* ver el propósito = see + the point.

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propósito
masculine
1
(intención): tiene el firme propósito de dejar de fumar she's determined o resolved to give up smoking, she's intent on giving up smoking
mi prop√≥sito era salir ma√Īana, pero tuve que aplazar el viaje I was intending o I was aiming o (frml) my intention was to leave tomorrow, but I had to postpone the trip
se ha hecho el propósito de correr una hora diaria she's made up her mind o she's resolved o she's decided to go running for an hour every day
buenos propósitos good intentions
se hizo con el √ļnico prop√≥sito de proteger a estas especies it was done with the sole aim o purpose of protecting these species
con el propósito de comprarse un coche, se puso a ahorrar he started to save up in order to buy himself a car o with the intention of buying himself a car
vagaba por el pueblo sin propósito alguno he wandered aimlessly around the village
lo hizo con el propósito de molestarme she did it just to annoy me
se fue con el firme prop√≥sito de volver al a√Īo siguiente he left with the firm intention of returning the following year
2
a propósito: no lo hice a propósito I didn't do it deliberately o on purpose
se hizo un vestido a propósito para la ocasión she had a dress made specially for the occasion
me encontré con Carlos Ruiz. A propósito, te manda saludos I bumped into Carlos Ruiz, who sends you his regards, by the way
me cost√≥ $100 ‚ÄĒ a prop√≥sito, recuerda que me debes $50 I paid $100 for it ‚ÄĒ which reminds me o speaking of which, don't forget you owe me $50
a prop√≥sito de trenes ¬Ņcu√°ndo te vas? speaking of trains o on the subject of trains, when are you leaving?
¬Ņa prop√≥sito de qu√© viene eso? ‚ÄĒ a prop√≥sito de nada, era s√≥lo un comentario what did you say that for o why did you say that? ‚ÄĒ for no particular reason, it was just a comment
hice un comentario a propósito de sus amigos I made a comment about his friends
Compuesto:
propósito de enmienda
hizo un firme propósito de enmienda he firmly resolved to mend his ways
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propósito sustantivo masculino
a) (intención) intention, purpose;

◊ con el propósito de verla with the intention o purpose of seeing her;

tiene el firme propósito de dejar de fumar she's determined to give up smoking;
buenos propósitos good intentions
b)

◊ a propósito (adrede) deliberately, on purpose;


(por cierto) (indep) by the way
propósito sustantivo masculino purpose, intention
♦ Locuciones: a propósito, (por cierto) by the way
(adrede) on purpose, intentionally
a propósito de, speaking of
'propósito' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
conseguir
- efecto
- enmienda
- intención
- lograr
- obstaculizar
- obstruir
- sobre
- solapada
- solapado
- abandonar
- √°nimo
- cierto
- desistir
- finalidad
- función
- hablar
- hermanar
- intencionado
- intento
- ir
- meta
- mojar
- motivo
- paréntesis
- tener
- todo
English:
advance
- aim
- aimless
- aimlessly
- approach
- bye
- bye-bye
- deliberate
- deliberately
- design
- drop
- for
- go
- idea
- incidentally
- intent
- intentionally
- job
- meaning
- misinterpret
- mislead
- misleading
- object
- purpose
- purposely
- remind
- resolution
- sake
- sidetrack
- slide
- specially
- stand about
- stand around
- to
- unintentional
- unsuited
- vandalize
- way
- why
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propósito
‚ô¶ nm
1. [intención] intention;
mi propósito era llamarte cuando llegara I had intended to phone you when I arrived;
tengo el propósito de dejar el alcohol I intend to give up alcohol;
hizo el propósito de no volver a fumar she made a resolution o resolved not to smoke again;
con el propósito de in order to;
con este propósito to this end
2. [objetivo] purpose;
el propósito de las medidas es contener la inflación the purpose o aim of the measures is to control inflation;
una ley con el √ļnico prop√≥sito de ayudar a los m√°s d√©biles a law the sole purpose of which is to help the weakest
♦ a propósito loc adv
1. [adecuado] suitable;
tu ayuda nos viene muy a propósito your help is coming just at the right time
2. [adrede] on purpose;
hacer algo a propósito to do sth on purpose o deliberately;
lo dijo a propósito para que nos enfadáramos he said it deliberately to annoy us;
no lo hice a propósito I didn't do it on purpose
3. [por cierto] by the way;
a prop√≥sito de viajes, ¬Ņhas estado en Jap√≥n? speaking of travelling, have you been to Japan?
♦ a propósito de loc prep
with regard to, concerning;
ha habido un gran debate p√ļblico a prop√≥sito de la ley there has been considerable public debate concerning the law
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propósito
m
1 (intención) intention
2 (objetivo) purpose
3
:
a propósito on purpose; (por cierto) by the way;
a propósito de about;
venir muy a propósito de comentario be spot on, hit the nail on the head
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propósito nm
1) intención: purpose, intention
2)
a propósito : by the way
3)
a propósito : on purpose, intentionally
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propósito n
1. (objetivo) purpose
el prop√≥sito de la campa√Īa the purpose of the campaign
2. (intención) intention
su propósito era ponerse en forma it was his intention to get fit
a propósito (adrede) on purpose (por cierto) by the way

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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