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Synonyms for intent
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, use, design, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading

    Antonyms:
    inattentive

  2. intent, purport, spirit(adj)

    the intended meaning of a communication

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, liveliness, smell, design, flavour, disembodied spirit, sprightliness, feel, purport, flavor, look, spirit, drift, feeling, heart, life, emotional state, tone, purpose

    Antonyms:
    inattentive

  3. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped(adj)

    giving or marked by complete attention to

    "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

    Synonyms:
    clothed, cloaked, captive, engrossed, mantled, absorbed, enwrapped, confined, wrapped, jailed, imprisoned, draped

    Antonyms:
    inattentive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intent

    The aim is the direction in which one shoots, or sometimes that which is aimed at. The mark is that at which one shoots; the goal, that toward which one runs. All alike indicate the direction of endeavor. The end is the point at which one expects or hopes to close his labors; the object, that which he would grasp as the reward of his labors. Aspiration, design, endeavor, purpose, referring to the mental acts by which the aim is attained, are often used as interchangeable with aim. Aspiration applies to what are viewed as noble aims; endeavor, design, intention, purpose, indifferently to the best or worst. Aspiration has less of decision than the other terms; one may aspire to an object, and yet lack the fixedness of purpose by which alone it can be attained. Purpose is stronger than intention. Design especially denotes the adaptation of means to an end; endeavor refers to the exertions by which it is to be attained. One whose aims are worthy, whose aspirations are high, whose designs are wise, and whose purposes are steadfast, may hope to reach the goal of his ambition, and will surely win some object worthy of a life's endeavor. Compare AMBITION; DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    aim, aspiration, design, determination, end, end, endeavor, endeavor, goal, inclination, intention, mark, object, purpose, tendency

    Antonyms:
    aimlessness, avoidance, carelessness, heedlessness, neglect, negligence, oversight, purposelessness, thoughtlessness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intent(n)

    Synonyms:
    design, purpose, intention, drift, meaning, purport, aim, view

    Antonyms:
    chance, lot, fate, accident

  2. intent

    Synonyms:
    eager, fixed, urgent

    Antonyms:
    indifferent, diverted, distracted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    eager, earnest, close, closely fixed, resolutely bent

  2. intent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    design, purpose, intention, aim, end, meaning, drift, purport, object, scope, mark, purview

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How to use intent in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    China... is running out of American imports to tax, the fact that Beijing has yet to declare a specific retaliatory intent shows that China is still hoping the peace process can be salvaged.

  2. Mark Hertling:

    You're talking about battlefield enablers, the intent is still for the Iraqi forces to lead the way on that.

  3. Leonard Ngendakumana:

    We are behind them, and our intent is to intensify.

  4. Jim Condos:

    It's important that any legislation passed by Congress regarding election administration includes funding for states to have the resources which are necessary to continue our work protecting the integrity of our electoral process, while I applaud the intent behind the Secure Elections Act, I believe that it was correct to delay a vote today as the legislation needs to be worked further.

  5. Michael Rosfeld:

    It happened very quickly, my intent was to end the threat that was made against me. I just wanted to end the threat to me. I followed the threat and fired. I just saw that person moving, so I assumed the threat was still there.

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Translations for intent

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  • AbsichtGerman
  • πρόθεση, επιδίωξη, έμμονος, προσηλωμένος, σκοπός, αφοσιωμένοςGreek
  • intento, intención, concentrado, propósitoSpanish
  • نیتPersian
  • keskittynyt, vakaa, aikomus, määrätietoinen, tarkoitusFinnish
  • butéFrench
  • כוונהHebrew
  • ئامانجKurdish
  • consiliumLatin
  • நோக்கம்Tamil

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