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in·tend

 (ĭn-tĕnd′)
v. in·tend·ed, in·tend·ing, in·tends
v.tr.
1. To have in mind; plan: We intend to go. They intend going. I intended that you would go as well.
2.
a. To design for a specific purpose: A whisk is intended to beat eggs.
b. To have in mind for a particular use: I intended the flowers as a present to her.
3. To signify or mean: What did he intend by that remark?
v.intr.
To have a design or purpose in mind.

[Middle English entenden, from Old French entendre, from Latin intendere : in-, toward; see in-2 + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

intend

(ɪnˈtɛnd)
vb
1. (may take a clause as object) to propose or plan (something or to do something); have in mind; mean
2. (often foll by: for) to design or destine (for a certain purpose, person, etc): that shot was intended for the President.
3. (tr) to mean to express or indicate: what do his words intend?.
4. (intr) to have a purpose as specified; mean: he intends well.
5. (tr) archaic to direct or turn (the attention, eyes, etc)
[C14: from Latin intendere to stretch forth, give one's attention to, from tendere to stretch]
inˈtender n

in•tend

(ɪnˈtɛnd)
v.t.
1. to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan: We intend to leave in a month.
2. to design or mean for a particular purpose, use, or recipient: a fund intended for emergency use only.
3. to design to express or indicate, as by one's words; refer to.
4. (of words, terms, statements, etc.) to mean or signify.
5. Archaic. to direct (the eyes, mind, etc.).
v.i.
6. to have a purpose or design.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin intendere to stretch towards, aim at; see in-2, tend1]
in•tend′er, n.

intend


Past participle: intended
Gerund: intending

Imperative
intend
intend
Present
I intend
you intend
he/she/it intends
we intend
you intend
they intend
Preterite
I intended
you intended
he/she/it intended
we intended
you intended
they intended
Present Continuous
I am intending
you are intending
he/she/it is intending
we are intending
you are intending
they are intending
Present Perfect
I have intended
you have intended
he/she/it has intended
we have intended
you have intended
they have intended
Past Continuous
I was intending
you were intending
he/she/it was intending
we were intending
you were intending
they were intending
Past Perfect
I had intended
you had intended
he/she/it had intended
we had intended
you had intended
they had intended
Future
I will intend
you will intend
he/she/it will intend
we will intend
you will intend
they will intend
Future Perfect
I will have intended
you will have intended
he/she/it will have intended
we will have intended
you will have intended
they will have intended
Future Continuous
I will be intending
you will be intending
he/she/it will be intending
we will be intending
you will be intending
they will be intending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intending
you have been intending
he/she/it has been intending
we have been intending
you have been intending
they have been intending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intending
you will have been intending
he/she/it will have been intending
we will have been intending
you will have been intending
they will have been intending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intending
you had been intending
he/she/it had been intending
we had been intending
you had been intending
they had been intending
Conditional
I would intend
you would intend
he/she/it would intend
we would intend
you would intend
they would intend
Past Conditional
I would have intended
you would have intended
he/she/it would have intended
we would have intended
you would have intended
they would have intended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intend - have in mind as a purposeintend - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
design - intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"
be after, plan - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
purpose, purport, aim, propose - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
2.intend - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
mean - destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
design - plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
slate - designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
aim, calculate, direct - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
3.intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
stand for, symbolize, typify, symbolise, represent - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
convey - make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"
signify - convey or express a meaning; "These words mean nothing to me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"
spell, import - indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
aim - direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"
aim, drive, get - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
4.intend - denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
signify - convey or express a meaning; "These words mean nothing to me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"

intend

verb
1. plan, mean, aim, determine, scheme, propose, purpose, contemplate, envisage, foresee, be resolved or determined, have in mind or view She intends to do A levels and go to university.
2. (often with for) destine, mean, design, earmark, consign, aim, mark out, set apart This money is intended for the development of the tourist industry.

intend

verb
1. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
Regional: mind.
2. To have or convey a particular idea:
Idiom: add up to.
Translations
تعمّديَعْتَزِمُيَقْصُديَنْوي، يَعْتَزِميُوَجِّه
zamýšlethodlatmíniturčit
have til hensigtmeneberegne
aikoa
namjeravati
szánszándékoziktervezakar
ætlameina
・・・するつもりだ
...할 작정이다
ketinantisketinimasnorėti pasakytinorintis
domātgrasītiesparedzētsaprast
namenjennameravati
avse att
ตั้งใจที่จะ
demek-e yönelik olmakistemekkasdetmekniyet etmek
có ý định

intend

[ɪnˈtend] VT
1. (with noun) it's intended for Johnestá destinado a Juan, es para Juan
no offence was intended; he intended no offenceno tenía intención de ofender a nadie, no fue su intención ofender a nadie
I intend no disrespectno es mi intención faltarle al respeto a nadie
that remark was intended for youesa observación iba dirigida a ti
it was intended as a complimentse dijo como un cumplido
I intended no harmlo hice sin mala intención
is that what you intended?¿fue eso lo que se proponía?
2. (with verb) to intend to do sth; intend doing sthpensar hacer algo
what do you intend to do about it?¿qué piensas hacer al respecto?
I intend him to come tooquiero que venga él también
this scheme is intended to helpeste proyecto tiene la finalidad de ayudar
I intend that he should see itquiero que él lo vea
I fully intend to punish himtengo la firme intención de castigarlo

intend

[ɪnˈtɛnd] vt
to intend to do sth → avoir l'intention de faire qch
I intend to do French at university → J'ai l'intention d'étudier le français à l'université.
to intend doing sth → avoir l'intention de faire qch
the hotel in which they intended staying → l'hôtel dans lequel ils avaient l'intention de séjourner
to intend that ...
We had always intended that the new series would be live → Notre intention avait toujours été que la nouvelle série soit en direct.
to intend sth for sb → destiner qch à qn
to be intended for sb/sth [gift, money] → être destiné(e) à qn/qch
The money is intended for medical supplies → L'argent est destiné à des fournitures médicales.
to be intended as sth [announcement, declaration] → être à prendre comme qch
His remark was not intended as a criticism → Sa remarque n'était pas à prendre comme une critique.
Today's announcement was intended as a warning → L'annonce d'aujourd'hui est à prendre comme un avertissement.
to be intended to do sth → être destiné(e) à faire qch

intend

vt
(+n) → beabsichtigen, wollen; I intend him to go with me, I intend that he should go with meich beabsichtige or habe vor, ihn mitzunehmen; (= insist)er soll mit mir mitkommen; I intended no harmes war (von mir) nicht böse gemeint; (with action) → ich hatte nichts Böses beabsichtigt; did you intend that?hatten Sie das beabsichtigt?, war das Ihre Absicht?; I didn’t intend it as an insultdas sollte keine Beleidigung sein; it was intended as a complimentdas sollte ein Kompliment sein; I wondered what he intended by that remarkich fragte mich, was er mit dieser Bemerkung beabsichtigte; he is intended for the diplomatic serviceer soll einmal in den diplomatischen Dienst; this park is intended for the general publicdieser Park ist für die Öffentlichkeit gedacht or bestimmt; that remark was intended for youdiese Bemerkung war auf Sie gemünzt, mit dieser Bemerkung waren Sie gemeint; games intended for young childrenSpiele, die für kleine Kinder gedacht sind; it was intended that he should become an accountanter sollte eigentlich Buchhalter werden
(+vb) → beabsichtigen, fest vorhaben; he intends to winer hat fest vor zu gewinnen; I intend to leave next yearich beabsichtige or habe vor, nächstes Jahr zu gehen; if you don’t change your mind I intend to leave you!wenn du es dir nicht anders überlegst, verlasse ich dich!; what do you intend to do about it?was beabsichtigen Sie, dagegen zu tun?; I fully intend to punish himich habe fest vor or bin fest entschlossen, ihn zu bestrafen; this is intended to help medas soll mir helfen; did you intend that to happen?hatten Sie das beabsichtigt?

intend

[ɪnˈtɛnd] vt (mean) to intend to do sthavere (l')intenzione di fare qc, intendere fare qc; (remark, gift) to intend sth for sb/sthdestinare qc a qn/qc
I intend him to come too → voglio che venga anche lui
it was intended as a compliment → voleva essere un complimento
I intended no harm → non intendevo fare del male
did you intend that? (do on purpose) → l'hai fatto intenzionalmente?

intend

(inˈtend) verb
1. to mean or plan (to do something or that someone else should do something). Do you still intend to go?; Do you intend them to go?; Do you intend that they should go too?
2. to mean (something) to be understood in a particular way. His remarks were intended to be a compliment.
3. (with for) to direct at. That letter/bullet was intended for me.
inˈtent (-t) adjective
1. (with on) meaning, planning or wanting to do (something). He's intent on going; He's intent on marrying the girl.
2. (with on) concentrating hard on. He was intent on the job he was doing.
noun
purpose; what a person means to do. He broke into the house with intent to steal.
inˈtention (-ʃən) noun
what a person plans or intends to do. He has no intention of leaving; He went to see the boss with the intention of asking for a pay rise; If I have offended you, it was quite without intention; good intentions.
inˈtentional (-ʃənl) adjective
(negative unintentional) done, said etc deliberately and not by accident. I'm sorry I offended you – it wasn't intentional; intentional cruelty.
inˈtentionally adverb
inˈtently adverb
with great concentration. He was watching her intently.

intend

يَعْتَزِمُ hodlat have til hensigt beabsichtigen σκοπεύω να tener la intención de aikoa avoir l’intention de namjeravati avere intenzione ・・・するつもりだ ...할 작정이다 van plan zijn mene zamierzyć pretender, tencionar намереваться avse att ตั้งใจที่จะ niyetlenmek có ý định 打算
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He became excited and said things he did not intend to say and Alice, betrayed by her desire to have some- thing beautiful come into her rather narrow life, also grew excited.
Well, Tom, I did intend to compare my map with the configuration of the country about here.
I stand here a witness that this baby has come into the world sound and strong, and I intend to keep an eye on what befalls it.
Here, friend; I did intend to kindle a fire with this tooting- whistle of thine; but, as you value the thing, take it, and blow your best on it.
I've wasted most of this day," he declared, "and I intend to waste the rest of it.
I have been a horsewoman ever since I was a baby, and I have followed the hounds a great many times, though I know you do not approve of ladies hunting; but still that is the fact, and I intend to try this Lizzie that you gentlemen are all so fond of; so please help me to mount, like a good friend as you are.
So this little book fed me in a very hungry place; and I, in my turn, intend to feed my reader, with one or two little lunches from the same larder.
She had not used it for fifteen years and might not sit in it for another fifteen, but it was property, and she did not intend to part with it without a struggle.
At this time, I was very active in explaining every dif- ficulty, removing every doubt, dispelling every fear, and inspiring all with the firmness indispensable to success in our undertaking; assuring them that half was gained the instant we made the move; we had talked long enough; we were now ready to move; if not now, we never should be; and if we did not intend to move now, we had as well fold our arms, sit down, and acknowledge ourselves fit only to be slaves.
My mother was the first person who told me of it; and I, feeling myself called on to act with resolution, immediately said to her, 'My dear madam, I do not know what you may intend to do on the occasion, but as for myself, I must say, that if Edward does marry this young woman, I never will see him again.
It does good to no woman to be flattered by her superior, who cannot possibly intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.
But she did not intend to look as if she were interested.