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Synonyms for intend
ɪnˈtɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intend, mean, think(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. mean, intend(verb)

    mean or intend to express or convey

    "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

    Synonyms:
    stand for, designate, entail, specify, have in mind, destine, signify, mean, think, imply, think of

  4. mean, intend, signify, stand for(verb)

    denote or connote

    "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

    Synonyms:
    entail, signify, mean, typify, hold still for, represent, destine, stand for, imply, symbolise, specify, have in mind, designate, think, correspond, think of, symbolize

Wiktionary

  1. intend(verb)

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

  2. intend(verb)

    To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.

    Synonyms:
    foremind, mean

  3. intend(verb)

    To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

  4. intend(verb)

    To stretch to extend; distend.

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

  5. intend(verb)

    To strain; make tense.

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

  6. intend(verb)

    To intensify; strengthen.

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

  7. intend(verb)

    To apply with energy.

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

  8. intend(verb)

    To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.

    Synonyms:
    foremind, mean

  9. intend(verb)

    To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.

    Synonyms:
    foremind, mean

  10. intend(verb)

    To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.

    Synonyms:
    mean, foremind

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, design, purpose, meditate, contemplate, COMPASS, propose to one's self, have in view, think of, aim at, drive at

  2. intend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, purpose, design, have the intention, propose to one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intend(v)

    Synonyms:
    design, purpose, propose, contemplate, plan

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intend":

    intent, intention, hear, intended

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How to use intend in a sentence?

  1. Gary Bettman:

    While we are hopeful, it is our goal that we will be able to resume play and award the Stanley Cup. We intend to do so within in a timeframe that will enable us to get back to a full calendar for the 2020-21 season, at the same time we remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel. We will not set dates, chose sites or begin to play until we know it is appropriate and prudent and we are approved to do so.

  2. Nathan Strauss:

    While we intend to remain open where possible, out of an abundance of caution the windows of select stores in key cities will be boarded in anticipation of potential election related activity.

  3. John F. Kennedy:

    We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    It is important for the United States to continue being a beacon of freedom for the Cuban people, i intend to work with my colleagues to block the administration’s efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an ambassador to Havana until substantive progress is made on these important issues.

  5. Monsanto President Brett Begemann:

    We intend to make this a really clean deal... really easy to get done.

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