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Another word for intend

  1. To have in mind as a goal or purpose

      1. To take notice; give heed:
      2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
      3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
      1. To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change:
      2. To establish as a target, goal, etc.
      3. To design for or direct toward a specific object or audience:
      1. To intend or resolve:
      2. To intend, resolve, or plan
      3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
      1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
      2. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
      3. To purpose, plan, or intend
      1. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
      2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
      3. To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
      1. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
      2. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
      3. To have in mind as a project or purpose
      1. To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
      2. To have in mind; intend; purpose
      3. To have a purpose or intention in mind
      1. To plan to do; purpose; intend
      2. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      3. To form (plans, etc.) in the mind; contrive
      1. To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
      2. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
      3. To have in mind as a possibility or plan; intend
      1. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
      2. To determine a course or direct an effort:
      3. To try or intend (to do or be something)
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  2. To have or convey a particular idea

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Another word for intend

  1. To have in mind as a purpose

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  2. To destine for

  3. To mean

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Synonym Study

  • Purpose adds to propose a connotation of strong determination to effect one's intention he purposes to become a doctor
  • Propose implies a clear declaration, openly or to oneself, of one's intention I propose to speak for an hour
  • Design suggests careful planning in order to bring about a particular result their delay was designed to forestall suspicion
  • Mean , a more general word, does not connote so clearly a specific, deliberate purpose he always means well
  • Intend implies a having in mind of something to be done, said, etc. I intended to write you