intent

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See intention. —adj. earnest, sincere; absorbed, engrossed; bent (on). See attention, resolution.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Absorbed]
Syn. engrossed, attentive, concentrating; see enthusiastic 1 , rapt 2 .
2. [Resolved; used with ""on'' ]
Syn. determined, set, bent, committed; see resolute 2 .
n.
Syn. purpose, intention, plan; see purpose 1 .
to all intents and purposes,
Syn. in almost every respect, practically, virtually; see almost .
See Synonym Study at purpose .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
intention, purpose, goal, aim, design.
II
a.
determined, resolved, resolute, intense, concentrated, set, steadfast, committed, *hell-bent.
ANT.: irresolute, wavering, hesitant
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. What one intends to do or achieve: aim, ambition, design, end, goal, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, point, purpose, target, view, why. Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore. See PLANNED, PURPOSE. 2. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse: aim, burden2, drift, meaning, purport, substance, tendency, tenor, thrust. See MEANING. 3. That which is signified by a word or expression: acceptation, connotation, denotation, import, meaning, message, purport, sense, significance, significancy, signification, value. See MEANING. II adjective 1. Concentrating the mental powers on something: attentive, heedful, regardful. Idiom: all ears (or eyes). See EXCITE. 2. Having one's thoughts fully occupied: absorbed, deep, preoccupied, rapt. Idiom: wrapped up in. See AWARENESS, EXCITE. 3. On an unwavering course of action: bent, decided, determined, fixed, resolute, set1. See DECIDE.

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