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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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  1. Itsunori Onodera:

    We see U.S. South Korean joint exercises and the U.S. military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia, it is up to the U.S. and South Korea to decide about their joint exercises. We have no intention of changing our joint drills with the U.S.

  2. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch:

    I think the opportunity for pricing is good and it is certainly our intention in the UK to do that (raise prices), we want to do that behind innovation, behind improved service, behind improved content.

  3. Obdulia Sanchez:

    I didn’t even know I looked like a monster — I look like a freaking horrible monster, that was not my intention at all. I just didn’t know the video was so horrible.

  4. Mike Espy:

    I just learned of the pending resignation of Sen. Cochran – a person I admire and respect, and who has done so much for Mississippi over his tenure, however, now that he has announced his pending resignation, I would like to declare my strong intention to run for the United States Senate (for the Cochran seat).

  5. Melinda Campopiano:

    You want professionals to overcome their inherent biases, but you can’t count on that, so by being systematic in treating pain, the intention was to eliminate the suffering that was the result of racial and ethnic biases that people had.

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