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Mission vs. Purpose

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Mission

A special assignment given to a person or group
An agent on a secret mission.
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Purpose

The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal
Her purpose in coming here is to talk to you. The purpose of an airliner is to transport people.
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Mission

A combat operation assigned to a person or military unit.
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Purpose

Determination; resolution
He was a man of purpose.
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Mission

An aerospace operation intended to carry out specific program objectives
A mission to Mars.
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Purpose

To intend or resolve
"the gap between what is said and what is purposed" (Ian Donaldson).
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Mission

An ambition or purpose that is assumed by a person or group
Felt it was his mission in life to help the poor.
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Purpose

The end for which something is done, is made or exists.
What is the purpose of your visit?
My purpose in coming to Egypt was simply to take it en route to the desert.
It has been my purpose to illustrate rather than to explain.
The exceptionally small gate-leg table served the purpose of a tea table admirably.
The purpose of the device is to prevent the breechblock from opening accidentally should the gun be held barrel down.
The purpose of this letter is to set the record straight.
The purpose of this book is to study the interrelationship of government and religion.
The device can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.
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Mission

A body of persons sent to conduct negotiations or establish relations with a foreign country.
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Purpose

Function, role.
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Mission

The business with which such a body of persons is charged.
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Purpose

(Sense of having a) meaning for existing or doing something.
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Mission

A permanent diplomatic office abroad.
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Purpose

Resolution; determination.
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Mission

A body of experts or dignitaries sent to a foreign country.
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Purpose

(obsolete) The subject of discourse; the point at issue.
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Mission

A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith or provide educational, medical, and other assistance.
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Purpose

(transitive) To have or set as one's purpose or aim; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
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Mission

A mission established abroad.
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Purpose

(intransitive) To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean.
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Mission

The district assigned to a mission worker.
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Purpose

To discourse.
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Mission

A building or compound housing a mission.
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Purpose

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.
As my eternal purpose hath decreed.
The flighty purpose never is o'ertookUnless the deed go with it.
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Mission

An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory.
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Purpose

Proposal to another; discourse.
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Mission

Missions Missionary duty or work.
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Purpose

Instance; example.
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Mission

A Christian church or congregation with no cleric of its own that depends for support on a larger religious organization.
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Purpose

To set forth; to bring forward.
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Mission

A welfare or educational organization established for the needy people of a district.
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Purpose

To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; - often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
Did nothing purpose against the state.
I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.
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Mission

To send (someone) on a mission.
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Purpose

To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.
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Mission

To organize or establish a religious mission among (a people) or in (an area).
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Purpose

An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;
His intent was to provide a new translation
Good intentions are not enough
It was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
He made no secret of his designs
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Mission

Of or relating to a mission.
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Purpose

What something is used for;
The function of an auger is to bore holes
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
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Mission

Of or relating to a style of architecture or furniture used in the early Spanish missions of California.
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Purpose

The quality of being determined to do or achieve something;
His determination showed in his every movement
He is a man of purpose
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Mission

Often Mission Of or relating to a furniture style originating during the Arts and Crafts Movement and characterized by sturdy, angular, solid wood construction.
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Purpose

Propose or intend;
I aim to arrive at noon
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Mission

(countable) A set of tasks that fulfills a purpose or duty; an assignment set by an employer, or by oneself.
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Purpose

Reach a decision;
He resolved never to drink again
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Mission

(uncountable) Religious evangelism.
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Mission

(in the plural, "the missions") Third World charities, particularly those which preach as well as provide aid.
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Mission

An infrequent gathering of religious believers in a parish, usually part of a larger regional event with a central theme.
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Mission

A number of people appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy.
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Mission

(obsolete) Dismissal; discharge from service
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Mission

A settlement or building serving as a base for missionary work.
Many cities across the Americas grew from Spanish missions.
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Mission

(transitive) To send on a mission.
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Mission

(intransitive) To do missionary work, proselytize.
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Mission

The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.
Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late,Made emulous missions 'mongst the gods themselves.
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Mission

That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
How to begin, how to accomplish bestHis end of being on earth, and mission high.
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Mission

Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy; as, the Russian mission to the United Nations.
In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house.
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Mission

An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.
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Mission

An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
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Mission

A course of extraordinary sermons and services at a particular place and time for the special purpose of quickening the faith and zeal participants, and of converting unbelievers.
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Mission

Dismission; discharge from service.
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Mission

To send on a mission.
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Mission

An organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
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Mission

An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters;
The planes were on a bombing mission
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Mission

A special assignment that is given to a person or group;
A confidential mission to London
His charge was deliver a message
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Mission

The organized work of a religious missionary
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Mission

A group of representatives or delegates
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