Synonyms for intend
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To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.
To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
To stretch to extend; distend.
To strain; make tense.
To intensify; strengthen.
To apply with energy.
To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.
To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.
To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.
intend, mean, thinkverb
have in mind as a purpose
"I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
entail, call back, signify, guess, recollect, imagine, mean, consider, retrieve, call up, destine, reckon, suppose, stand for, imply, cogitate, specify, conceive, designate, think, cerebrate, recall, remember, think of, opine, have in mind, believe
intend, destine, designate, specifyverb
design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"
fate, qualify, narrow, peg down, show, fix, nail down, delineate, stand for, point, pin down, doom, determine, indicate, particularize, assign, specify, think, signify, delegate, destine, designate, specialize, mean, depute, delimit, specialise, stipulate, delimitate, define, limit, denominate, condition, particularise, set, narrow down, set apart
mean or intend to express or convey
"You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
mean, intend, signify, stand forverb
denote or connote
"`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
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How to use intend in a sentence?
My focus is to get a deal of some sort : I am not looking to bypass [ bipartisan negotiations ] and go to reconciliation, but I don't intend to go home with nothing in my hand.
It’s a huge danger. The numbers make it difficult to do the kinds of vetting that’s necessary and just the circumstances in Islamic State-occupied Syria and other countries, it’s impossible to do the big checks necessary, all while we have ISIS and other groups telling us they intend to infiltrate operatives through the refugee process.
It means that, for the next set of presidential candidates ... when they start asking for votes, the first question should be, 'Do you really intend to deport 11 million people?'.
We intend to pursue all available options to address this meritless ruling and to defend this Nation's borders.
It's very early in the case and no conclusions can be drawn at this time based upon the lack of investigation that has happened thus far, we intend to do a thorough investigation and present mitigation to the district attorney's office at the appropriate time.
Translations for intend
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- نوى, قصد, تعمدArabic
- beabsichtigen, vorhabenGerman
- pretender, intentarSpanish
- بر آن بودن, آهنگ داشتنPersian
- aikoa, pyrkiäFinnish
- avoir l'intention, concevoir, envisager, prévoirFrench
- szándékozik, akar, tervez, szánHungarian
- 意図する, つもりである, 意図しますJapanese
- habeo in animo, voloLatin
- takune, whakakoroMāori
- планировать, собираться, намереватьсяRussian
- наміритись, плануватиUkrainian
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