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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. Tyler Izen:

    LAPD officers are put directly in harm's way every day as they face complex situations, unthinkable dangers and split-second decisions while protecting the residents of Los Angeles, no officer goes to work with the intent of using force, much less deadly force, but force may become necessary when there is an objectively reasonable certainty that there could be injury to themselves or someone else. As tragic as these situations are, law enforcement officers absolutely have the right to defend their life or the life of another.

  2. Dallas Police Maj. Jeff Cotner:

    When he saw Mr. Al-Jumaili and their family, he targeted them, he shot at them with intent, and as Mr. Al-Jumaili ran back toward his apartment, he tracked him with his rifle and continued to fire.

  3. Anders Rodenberg:

    If a company has criminal intent, they are probably not going to file that their beneficial owner is ISIS.

  4. Brian Bosma:

    What we had hoped for with the bill was a message of inclusion -- inclusion of all religious beliefs, what instead has come out is a message of exclusion and that was not the intent and hopefully not the effect. But to the extent that it is we are intent on righting that.

  5. Kingston Reif:

    I think this particular White House and this particular national security adviser (John Bolton) are intent on the treaty coming to an end, so they have designs on a post-INF world in which the fielding of these capabilities is no longer prohibited either in Europe or in the Asia-Pacific.


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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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