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in order to (do something)

With the aim, for the purpose, or as a means of doing something. I need to get an A on this test in order to pass the class for the semester. He brought up the issue in order to embarrass his opponent during the debate.
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in order to do something

for the purpose of doing something; as a means of doing something. I went to college in order to further my education. I gave John three dollars in order to buy lunch.
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in order to do something

with the purpose or intention of doing or achieving something: She arrived early in order to get a good seat.In order to get a complete picture, further information is needed.
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If the federal government leaves the detainees in the York County prison and only pays the lower rate, it will put York County in the position of having to file a lawsuit or go to arbitration in order to collect the difference.
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They're more than willing to travel thousands of miles, work backbreaking shifts six or seven days a week for meager pay, and send a good deal of their earnings home in order to slowly piece together their own American dream.
(160) The government's evidence was, in the end, discredited, but not until after five of the Iraqis entered into a settlement agreement withdrawing their pending asylum claims in order to obtain release from detention.
bishops approved a resolution urging revision of immigration laws and policies in order to legalize the maximum number of undocumented persons and respect the human dignity and human rights of all immigrants.