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Definition 1: have in mind as a purpose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where intend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for intend in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of intend ) intend or have as a purpose

"She designed to go far in the world of business"

(... is a kind of intend ) 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"

(... is a kind of intend ) propose or intend

"I aim to arrive at noon"

Definition 2: design or destine - [verb of cognition]

Samples where intend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was intended to become the director

Synonyms for intend in the sense of this definition

(intend is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of intend ) destine or designate for a certain purpose

"These flowers were meant for you"

(... is a kind of intend ) plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

"This room is not designed for work"

(... is a kind of intend ) designate or schedule

"He slated his talk for 9 AM" "She was slated to be his successor"

(... is a kind of intend ) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Definition 3: mean or intend to express or convey - [verb of communication]

Samples where intend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You never understand what I mean!
  • what do his words intend?

Synonyms for intend in the sense of this definition

(intend is a kind of ...) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

(... is a kind of intend ) express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

(... is a kind of intend ) convey or express a meaning

"These words mean nothing to me!" "What does his strange behavior signify?"

(... is a kind of intend ) indicate or signify

"I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

(... is a kind of intend ) direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

"She wanted to aim a pun"

(... is a kind of intend ) move into a desired direction of discourse

"What are you driving at?"

Definition 4: denote or connote - [verb of communication]

Samples where intend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for intend in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of intend ) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(intend has a similar meaning as ...) convey or express a meaning

"These words mean nothing to me!" "What does his strange behavior signify?"

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