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English noun: intention

1. intention (cognition) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions


SamplesHis intent was to provide a new translation.
Good intentions are not enough.
It was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs.
He made no secret of his designs.


Synonymsaim, design, intent, purpose


Broader (hypernym)end, goal


Narrower (hyponym)cross-purpose, final cause, idea, mind, sake, view, will

2. intention (cognition) (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal


SamplesHis intentions are entirely honorable.


Broader (hypernym)end, goal


Domain usageplural, plural form

3. intention (act) an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out


SamplesMy intention changed once I saw her.


Broader (hypernym)volition, willing









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