intend

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. See intention.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To have in mind as a purpose]
Syn. propose, plan, purpose, aim, expect, mean, be resolved to, be determined to, aspire to, have in view, hope to, contemplate, think, aim at, take into one's head; see also resolve 1 .
2. [To destine for]
Syn. design, mean, devote to, reserve, appoint, purpose, set apart, aim at, aim for, have in view; see also assign 1 , dedicate 2 , designate 1 .
3. [To mean]
Syn. indicate, signify, denote; see mean 1 .
Syn.- intend implies a having in mind of something to be done, said, etc. [ I intended to write you ] ; mean , a more general word, does not connote so clearly a specific, deliberate purpose [ he always means well ] ; design suggests careful planning in order to bring about a particular result [ their delay was designed to forestall suspicion ] ; propose implies a clear declaration, openly or to oneself, of one's intention [ I propose to speak for an hour ] ; purpose adds to propose a connotation of strong determination to effect one's intention [ he purposes to become a doctor ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
plan, have in mind, mean, aim at, aspire to, propose, expect, design, figure on, plot, scheme, devise.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To have in mind as a goal or purpose: aim, contemplate, design, mean1, plan, project, propose, purpose, target. Regional: mind. See PLANNED, PURPOSE. 2. To have or convey a particular idea: connote, denote, import, mean1, signify, spell1. Idiom: add up to. See MEANING.

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  • intend — 1. Intend is followed in standard usage by a to infinitive (We intend to go / We intended you to go), by a verbal noun (We intend going), or by a that clause (We intended that you should go). In the passive, it is followed by for in the meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • Intend — In*tend ([i^]n*t[e^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intending}.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in in + tendere to stretch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intend — intend, mean, design, propose, purpose signify to have in mind as an aim, end, or function. Intend implies that the mind is directed to some definite accomplishment or to the achievement of a definite end {if one earnestly intends a conspiracy,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intend — in·tend /in tend/ vt: to have in one s mind as a purpose or goal did not intend to kill her Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intend …   Law dictionary

  • intend — ► VERB 1) have as one s aim or plan. 2) plan that (something) should be, do, or mean something: the book was intended as a satire. 3) (intend for/to do) design or destine for a particular purpose. 4) (be intended for) be meant for the use of.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Intend — may refer to:* Intendant * Intended reader * Intending cross* Intend Change , a 1999 consulting businessee also* Intent * In * Tend …   Wikipedia

  • intend — [in tend′] vt. [ME entenden < OFr entendre < L intendere, to stretch out for, aim at < in , in, at + tendere, to stretch: see THIN] 1. to have in mind as a purpose; plan 2. to mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine [a… …   English World dictionary

  • intend — (v.) c.1300, direct one s attention to, from O.Fr. entendre, intendre to direct one s attention (in Modern French principally to hear ), from L. intendere turn one s attention, strain, lit. stretch out, extend, from in toward (see IN (Cf. in )… …   Etymology dictionary

  • intend — [v] have in mind; determine add up, aim, appoint, aspire to, attempt, be determined, be resolved, connote, contemplate, decree, dedicate, denote, design, designate, destine, devote, endeavor, essay, expect, express, figure on, have in mind, hope… …   New thesaurus

  • intend */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈtend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms intend : present tense I/you/we/they intend he/she/it intends present participle intending past tense intended past participle intended 1) to have a plan in your mind to do something intend to do… …   English dictionary

  • intend — in|tend [ ın tend ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to have a plan in your mind to do something: intend to do something: What do you intend to do about this? intend someone/something to do something: I never intended it to turn out like that. intend… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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