Purposed vs Proposed - What's the difference?

purposed | proposed |

As verbs the difference between purposed and proposed

is that purposed is (purpose) while proposed is (propose).

As an adjective purposed

is intentional, deliberate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Intentional, deliberate.
  • *, II.12:
  • *:to interrupt the course of his continuall happinesse, and to recompence it, [he] cast the richest and most precious jewell he had into the Sea, deeming that by this purposed .
  • (rare) Having a purpose or aim; determined.
  • Verb

  • (purpose)
  • proposed



  • (propose)

  • propose



  • To suggest a plan, course of action, etc.
  • To ask for a person's hand in marriage.
  • To intend.
  • * 1859 , (John Gorham Palfrey), History of New England , Preface (Google preview):
  • I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= John Vidal
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=8, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas , passage=Many of the proposed dams would be among the tallest in the world.}}
  • (obsolete) To talk; to converse.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) , :
  • HERO. Good Margaret, run thee to the parlour;
    There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice
    Proposing with the prince and Claudio
  • (obsolete) To set forth.
  • * 1616 , (George Chapman) (translator), Homer's Iliad , book 11:
  • . . . so weighty was the cup,
    That being propos'd brimful of wine, one scarce could lift it up.

    Usage notes

    * In use 1. this is sometimes a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . * In use 3, this is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . * For more information, see * Compared to to suggest'', ''to propose is more deliberate and definite. To suggest is merely to mention, while to propose is to have a definite plan and intention.


    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * proposal * proposition


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An objective or aim.
  • *, II.17:
  • *:whose aime hath beene to make us not good and wittie, but wise and learned; She hath attained her propose .
  • Anagrams

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