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Definition 1: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • his 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

Synonyms for intent in the sense of this definition

(intent is a kind of ...) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

"the ends justify the means"

(... is a kind of intent ) your intention; what you intend to do

"he had in mind to see his old teacher" "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

(... is a kind of intent ) a contrary aim

"at cross-purposes"

(... is a kind of intent ) (philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process

(... is a kind of intent ) the purpose of achieving or obtaining

"for the sake of argument"

(... is a kind of intent ) purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'

"he took the computer with a view to pawning it"

(... is a kind of intent ) a fixed and persistent intent or purpose

"where there's a will there's a way"

Definition 2: the intended meaning of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for intent in the sense of this definition

(intent is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Definition 3: giving or marked by complete attention to - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • that engrossed look or rapt delight
  • enwrapped in dreams
  • so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred
  • rapt with wonder
  • wrapped in thought

Synonyms for intent in the sense of this definition

(intent is similar to ...) (often followed by `to') giving care or attention

"attentive to details" "the nurse was attentive to her patient" "an attentive suitor"

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