purpose (v.) Old form(s): purpos'd
decide, resolve, determine
AYL IV.iii.128[Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena, of Orlando's thought to leave Oliver to the lion] Twice did he turn his back and purposed so
JC II.ii.27[Caesar to Calphurnia] What can be avoided / Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods?
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