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intend

in·tend

intend

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: intended, intending, intends
definition 1: to have in mind as something that one desires or plans to do.
I intend to travel for a year before I go back to school.No matter what your father says, I intend to marry you.She never intended to settle down in her hometown, but things didn't happen as she'd planned.
synonyms:
mean, propose, purpose
similar words:
aim, contemplate, determine, plan, resolve
definition 2: to have in mind as something to be used for a particular purpose or given to a particular person or persons.
We intended this room as our study.I intended these books for my nephew.Those cupcakes were intended for the bake sale!
synonyms:
mean
similar words:
calculate, design, devise, purpose
definition 3: to have in mind as a desired end or result.
She intended that all her money be divided among her favorite charities.He intended that his nephew should get the best education possible.It was intended that we each receive an equal share.
definition 4: to desire and plan for (someone or something) to do a thing.
The king intended his daughter to marry her cousin.My parents always intended me to go to military school.We never intended this prank to hurt anyone.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have a purpose or plan.
synonyms:
plan, purpose
similar words:
aim
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