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Definition 1: an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out - [noun denoting act]

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

  • my intention changed once I saw her

(intention is a kind of ...) the act of making a choice

"followed my father of my own volition"

Definition 2: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where intention 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 intention in the sense of this definition

(intention 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 intention ) 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 intention ) a contrary aim

"at cross-purposes"

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

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

"for the sake of argument"

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

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

Definition 3: (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • his intentions are entirely honorable

(intention 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"

(intention is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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