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Synonyms for intent
ɪnˈtɛntin·tent

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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. intentnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    chance, lot, fate, accident

  2. intent

    Synonyms:
    eager, fixed, urgent

    Antonyms:
    indifferent, diverted, distracted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun

    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, spiritadjective

    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, wrappedadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intentadjective

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

  2. intentnoun

    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. Steve Maraboli:

    While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success."

  2. E. B. White:

    Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.

  3. 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.

  4. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    What we do have is intelligence that there are people with the intent and capability to mount attacks.

  5. Koon Chow:

    It's been a vindication of Hungary's intent.


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  • AbsichtGerman
  • αφοσιωμένος, σκοπός, πρόθεση, προσηλωμένος, επιδίωξη, έμμονοςGreek
  • intención, propósito, concentrado, intentoSpanish
  • نیتPersian
  • aikomus, vakaa, määrätietoinen, keskittynyt, tarkoitusFinnish
  • butéFrench
  • כוונהHebrew
  • ئامانجKurdish
  • consiliumLatin
  • intentieDutch
  • நோக்கம்Tamil
  • ý địnhVietnamese

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