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Synonyms for intent
ɪnˈtɛnt

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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. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    ***(c)(p) IN MY TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY I DISCUSSED THE FOLLOWING:- COMPROMISING COUNTER INTELLIGENCE. WHAT CAN IT MEAN TO CONFLICTING OPINIONS? BEWARE- BRAIN WASHING AIMED TO TRAP YOU. THOSE WHO ARE WEAK AND HYPOCRITICAL WILL SUCCUMB TO THE PLOYS OF THOSE WHO ARE EVIL, POWERFUL, AND CUNNING. THERE IS NO -DUTY OF CANDOR- AND HONESTY- IN GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENTIAL DENIALS OF ENEMY INTERFERENCE AND ATTACKS WILL BE COMMON, BECOMING DYSFUNCTIONAL BY DEFINITION, CHARACTERIZING THE ACTIONS OF THOSE WHO SEEK TO HARM US. WE WILL HAVE MASSIVE CONFUSION WITH NUANCES. THE SYSTEM WILL BE UNDER SEVERE STRESS AS ALL RULES WILL BE BROKEN. SYSTEMS UNDER STRESS! THEY WILL HIDE UNDER LOOP- HOLE AREAS OF OUR CONSTITUTION, BECAUSE IT IS DIFFICULT TO PROVE- SPECIFIC INTENT- WITH PERJURY. FINALLY, THE SYSTEM WILL CRASH!1 THIS IS HOW TECHNOTYRANNICAL SYSTEMS DESTROY THEMSELVES.

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    Freedom is more than just a word and a patriotic concept. It is the purest intent of God."

  3. Scott Biggs:

    Unfortunately, legal minds often get stuck on questions of semantics, when it is clear to most of us what the intent of the law is, i can’t stress enough how sorry I am for the victim and that she was denied justice.

  4. Barb Moles:

    I was just intent upon stopping him, i didn’t have any other thought in my head. I just knew I had to stop him.

  5. Buddha:

    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.


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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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