I felt there's a similarity in meaning and words could be used interchangeably when I tried to use the words in sentence, for example:
- My motivation to attend the course / meeting / study ..
- My purpose to attend the course / meeeting / study ..
In both of these examples, my reason to attend something is being stated.
From definitions, I got from Google there also seems to be some correspondence between them.
Purpose: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
"the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee"
synonyms: motive, motivation, grounds, cause, impetus, occasion, reason, point, basis, justification..
a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.
"escape can be a strong motivation for travel"
synonyms: motive, motivating force, incentive, stimulus, stimulation, inspiration, impulse, inducement, incitement, spur, goad, provocation;
If not, how these are different? What about the word 'Objective'? Does it relate more to a purpose or motivation?