Intention

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Intention->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ intent
intent
intention
intentionality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ purpose
purpose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ quo animo
quo animo
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ project
project
&c. 626
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ undertaking
undertaking
&c. 676
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ predetermination
predetermination
&c. 611
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ design
design
ambition
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ contemplation
contemplation
mind
animus
view
purview
proposal
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ study
study
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ look out
look out
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ final cause
final cause
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ raison detre
raison detre
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ cui bono
cui bono
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ object
object
aim
end
=>the be all and the end all
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ the be all and the end all
the be all and the end all
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ drift
drift
&c.(meaning) 516
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ tendency
tendency
&c. 176
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ destination
destination
mark
point
butt
goal
target
bull's-eye
quintain
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ prey
prey
quarry
game
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ decision
decision
determination
resolve
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fixed set purpose
fixed set purpose
settled purpose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ ultimatum
ultimatum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ resolution
resolution
&c. 604
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ wish
wish
&c. 865
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ arriere pensee
arriere pensee
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ motive
motive
&c. 615
=>(Study of final causes)
GRP: \\ N \\ Study of final causes
Sgm: \\ N \\ Study of final causes \\ teleology
teleology
PARAG:Intention->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ intend
intend
purpose
design
mean
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have to
have to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ propose to oneself
propose to oneself
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ harbor a design
harbor a design
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have in view
have in view
have in contemplation
have in one's eye
have in-petto
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have an eye to
have an eye to
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bid for
bid for
labor for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be after
be after
aspire after
endeavor after
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be at
be at
aim at
drive at
point at
level at
aspire at
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ take aim
take aim
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ set before oneself
set before oneself
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ study to
study to
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ take upon oneself
take upon oneself
&c.(undertake) 676
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ take into one's head
take into one's head
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ meditate
meditate
contemplate of
think of
dream of
talk of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ premeditate
premeditate
&c. 611
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ compass
compass
calculate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ destine
destine
destinate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ propose
propose
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ project
project
&c.(plan) 626
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ have a mind to
have a mind to
&c.(be willing) 602
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ desire
desire
&c. 865
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ pursue
pursue
&c. 622
PARAG:Intention->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ intended
intended
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ intentional
intentional
advised
express
determinate
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ prepense
prepense
&c. 611
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bound for
bound for
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ intending
intending
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ minded
minded
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bent upon
bent upon
&c.(earnest) 604
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ at stake
at stake
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ on the anvil
on the anvil
on the tapis
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in view
in view
in prospect
in the breast of
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in petto
in petto
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ teleological
teleological
PARAG:Intention->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ intentionally
intentionally
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ advisedly
advisedly
wittingly
knowingly
designedly
purposely
on purpose
by design
studiously
pointedly
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with intent
with intent
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ deliberately
deliberately
&c.(with premeditation) 611
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with one's eyes open
with one's eyes open
in cold blood
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ for
for
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ with a view
with a view
with an eye to
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ in order to
in order to
in order that
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ to the end that
to the end that
with the intent that
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ for the purpose of
for the purpose of
with the view of
in contemplation of
on account of
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 3 \\ in pursuance of
in pursuance of
pursuant to
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 3 \\ quo animo
quo animo
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 3 \\ to all intents and purposes
to all intents and purposes

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  • intention — [ ɛ̃tɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1190; lat. intentio 1 ♦ Fait de se proposer un certain but. ⇒ dessein, idée, projet. Intention et action, et passage à l acte. ♢ Dr. Volonté consciente de commettre un fait prohibé par la loi. Commettre un acte avec l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intention — • An act of the will by which that faculty efficaciously desires to reach an end by employing the means Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intention     Intention      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • intention — INTENTION. s. f. Dessein, mouvement de l ame par lequel on tend, on vise à quelque fin. Bonne intention. mauvaise intention. droite, loüable intention. il a intention, l intention de faire quelque chose. mon intention n estoit pas de vous… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • intention — in·ten·tion /in ten chən/ n: something intended: intent the intention of the testator ◇ Intent is more commonly used than intention when speaking technically esp. about the criminal and tort concepts of intent (senses 1a and 1b). Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Intention — In*ten tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. [1913 Webster] Intention is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intention — intention, intent, purpose, design, aim, end, object, objective, goal are comparable when meaning what one proposes to accomplish or to attain by doing or making something, in distinction from what prompts one (the motive), or from the activity… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intention — is followed either by of + verbal noun or by a to infinitive, the first of these being somewhat more common and the second influenced by the verb intend: • I have no intention no present intention of standing for Parliament Harold Macmillan, 1979 …   Modern English usage

  • Intention — Sf Absicht, Bestreben per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. intentio ( ōnis), einem Abstraktum zu l. intendere (intentum) hinwenden, anschicken, sein Streben auf etwas richten , zu l. tendere (tentum,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • intention — [in ten′shən] n. [ME entencioun < OFr entencion < L intentio < pp. of intendere] 1. the act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner 2. a) anything intended or planned; aim, end, or purpose …   English World dictionary

  • Intention — (v. lat.), Absicht, Zweck; daher Intentioniren, beabsichtigen. Intentionalismus, Glaube, daß der Zweck (Intention) die Mittel heilige. Intentionalität, Absichtlichkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Intention — (lat.), Absicht, Vorhaben, Zweck (nicht zu verwechseln mit Intension, s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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