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Synonyms for intend

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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)

    mean, foremind

  2. intend(verb)

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

    foremind, mean

  3. intend(verb)

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

    mean, foremind

  4. intend(verb)

    To stretch to extend; distend.

    mean, foremind

  5. intend(verb)

    To strain; make tense.

    mean, foremind

  6. intend(verb)

    To intensify; strengthen.

    mean, foremind

  7. intend(verb)

    To apply with energy.

    mean, foremind

  8. intend(verb)

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

    foremind, mean

  9. intend(verb)

    To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.

    foremind, mean

  10. intend(verb)

    To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intend(v)

    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. Jim Hood:

    Looks like Tate Reeves will be Tate Reeves, I just called Tate Reeves and congratulate Tate Reeves on a good race, i'll be praying for Tate Reeves and Tate Reeves administration and I intend to work with them in the transition.

  2. Roger Stone:

    Im in for the fight of my life but I will not quit. I will not fold. I will not bend. I will not bear false witness against the president, i intend to fight because this indictment is fabricated. This indictment is thin as can be.

  3. Nathan Collier:

    The malware developers promise something they never intend to delivery, a working Fortnite for Android game. Even worse, they steal from the legitimate Apple iOS version to mislead users.

  4. Dwrena Allen:

    To date, we have not found evidence that we believe would prevent the DoD from making a decision about the award of the contract, we hope to have a completed report of our findings by the end of November, which we intend to release publicly, to the maximum extent possible.

  5. Valdis Dombrovskis:

    Europe needs a common approach on crypto-assets such as Libra. I intend to propose new legislation on this.

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