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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?.


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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