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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"

    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"

    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?"

    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"

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


  1. intend(verb)

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

    mean, foremind

  2. intend(verb)

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

    foremind, mean

  3. intend(verb)

    To stretch to extend; distend.

    mean, foremind

  4. intend(verb)

    To strain; make tense.

    mean, foremind

  5. intend(verb)

    To intensify; strengthen.

    mean, foremind

  6. intend(verb)

    To apply with energy.

    mean, foremind

  7. intend(verb)

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

    mean, foremind

  8. intend(verb)

    To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.

    foremind, mean

  9. intend(verb)

    To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.

    foremind, mean

  10. intend(verb)

    mean, foremind

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intend(v. a.)

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

  2. intend(v. n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    intent, intention, hear, intended

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