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To have a particular purpose or intention - synonyms or related words



to operate in the same way as something else

act as

to do the job of a particular kind of person or thing

be oriented to/towards

to have a particular emphasis or aim

be designed to do something

to be intended for a particular purpose

be intended for

to be made, done, or said for a particular purpose or person

(be) aimed at (doing) something

if a plan or idea is aimed at a particular thing, it has the goal of achieving that thing

be meant to do something

to have a particular purpose. This is sometimes used for suggesting that something does not succeed very well



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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