to that end

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to that end

  1. (formal, conjunctive, idiomatic) For that reason, with that goal, intending to produce that result.
    We think that the world would be a better place without advertisements. To that end, we are going to remove all of the banners from our website.
    He was aiming to get into the school swimming team, and to that end he swam every evening.
    • 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, BBC Sport:
      Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner had backed manager Houllier during the week and asked for the fans to get behind their team as they looked to steer themselves away from the relegation zone.
      To that end, the home supporters were in good voice to begin with, but it was Newcastle who started the game in the ascendancy, with Barton putting a diving header over the top from Jose Enrique's cross.

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  • This is often, though not exclusively, used at the start of a sentence.

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