intentionally; deliberately: He tripped me purposely.
with the particular purpose specified; expressly: I wore that suit purposely to make a good impression.

1485–95; purpose + -ly

unpurposely, adverb

purposefully, purposely.
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purposely (ˈpɜːpəslɪ)
for a definite reason; on purpose

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Example sentences
It was done purposely, intentionally and it was planned carefully.
The system is purposely compromised, its accuracy intentionally degraded.
The scientists purposely minimize their contact with the cubs-they never play
  or talk with them.
Because of this, he purposely tries to do things to get on her nerves.
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