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.
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes
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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Essentia Health showed nurses they did not intend to bargain with us in good faith, we tried to sit down with management, but Essentia executives told us they intend to follow through with terminations and mandatory flu shots regardless.
I do not want a honeymoon with you. I want a good marriage. I want progress, and I want problemsolving which requires my best efforts and also your best efforts. I have no need to learn how Congress speaks for the people. As President, I intend to listen. But I also intend to listen to the people themselvesall the peopleas I promised last Friday. I want to be sure that we are all tuned in to the real voice of America.
The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook-it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.
I am only an effective teacher, not a better teacher because one thing my learners know is, I don't intend to teach them the way to live, I intend to teach them to live the way.
I am going to the United States not because I seek a confrontation with the President, but because I must fulfill my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country, i intend to speak about this issue before the March 24th deadline and I intend to speak in the U.S. Congress because Congress might have an important role on a nuclear deal with Iran.
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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