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Synonyms for intention
ɪnˈtɛn ʃən

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

  2. intention(noun)

    (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal

    "his intentions are entirely honorable"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, design, aim, intent

  3. intention(noun)

    an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out

    "my intention changed once I saw her"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, design, aim, intent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intention

    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, intent, mark, object, purpose, tendency

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    design, purpose, INTENT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intention(n)

    Synonyms:
    design, plan, purpose, aim

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How to use intention in a sentence?

  1. Edgar Antillon:

    Our intention was not to put white people on a pedestal, it was merely to fight fire with fire.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The problem is not so much with an academic education as much with the intention of the person sitting at the authoritative position and doing the selection, job delegation and performance evaluation of well-educated employees especially engineers in the private organization.

  3. John McCain:

    I do understand how many could have misconstrued my comments as insensitive, and for this I apologize, the intention of my comments were in no way directed at Sen. John McCain or John McCain family.

  4. Guenther Oettinger:

    It is our intention to sign similar agreements with other key regions of the world, notably Japan, China, and the United States.

  5. Bill Panagopulos:

    There is no other written evidence of Hitler declaring Bill Panagopulos intention to remain( and die) in Berlin that anyone has been able to locate.


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