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intent1

in·tent1

intent1

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tent
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: conscious plan; aim; intention.
Her intent was to use her wealth to help others.It was not my intent to hurt her feelings.It was a kind gesture, but she was nonetheless suspicious of the man's intent.
synonyms:
aim, aspiration, goal, intention, object, objective, plan, purport
antonyms:
accident
similar words:
ambition, animus, design, purpose, spirit, target
definition 2: meaning; significance.
Did you understand the intent of the essay?
synonyms:
drift, import, intention, meaning, purport, significance, signification
similar words:
essence, gist, implication, message, substance, thrust
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