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Definition 1: have the will and intention to carry out some action - [verb of cognition]

Samples where be after or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He plans to be in graduate school next year
  • The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion

Synonyms for be after in the sense of this definition

(be after is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of be after ) consider carefully and rationally

"Every detail has been thought out"

(... is a kind of be after ) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

(... is a kind of be after ) intend with some possibility of fulfilment

"I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"

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