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English verb: intend

1. intend (cognition) have in mind as a purpose


SamplesI mean no harm.
I only meant to help you.
She didn't think to harm me.
We thought to return early that night.


ExamplesThey intend to move


Synonymsmean, think


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)aim, be after, design, plan, propose, purport, purpose

2. intend (cognition) design or destine


SamplesShe was intended to become the director.


Synonymsdesignate, destine, specify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)plan


Narrower (hyponym)aim, calculate, design, direct, mean, slate

3. intend (communication) mean or intend to express or convey


SamplesYou never understand what I mean!.
What do his words intend?.


Synonymsmean


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)convey


Narrower (hyponym)aim, aim, drive, get, import, represent, signify, spell, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify

4. intend (communication) denote or connote


Samples`maison' means `house' in French.
An example sentence would show what this word means.


Synonymsmean, signify, stand for


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)denote, refer


Verb groupsignify









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