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To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
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  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)
To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
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  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
To make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
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  1. To make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
  2. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
  3. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
To intend or resolve:
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  1. To intend or resolve:
  2. To intend, resolve, or plan
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
To determine a course or direct an effort:
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  1. To determine a course or direct an effort:
  2. (Obs.) To guess or conjecture
  3. To try or intend (to do or be something)
To consider likely or certain:
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  1. To consider likely or certain:
  2. (Informal) To suppose; presume; guess
  3. To consider reasonable or due:
To have the importance or value of:
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  1. To have the importance or value of:
  2. To have as a purpose or an intention; intend:
  3. To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed:
To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
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  1. To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
  2. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
  3. To think about intently; study carefully
To use the mind in a certain way:
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  1. To use the mind in a certain way:
  2. To devise or evolve; invent:
  3. To reason about or reflect on; ponder:
To design for a particular audience
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To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
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  1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  2. To create designs.
  3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
To design, intend, or destine for a certain purpose or end:
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  1. To design, intend, or destine for a certain purpose or end:
  2. To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
  3. To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed:
To book in advance; to make a reservation.
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  1. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
  2. To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use:
  3. To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose:
To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement:
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  1. To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement:
  2. (Law) To decide the disposition of (property) by special authority
  3. (Law) To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.
To intend, resolve, or plan
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  1. To intend, resolve, or plan
  2. (passive) Designed for some purpose.
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
  2. To distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something).
  3. To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
To design for a particular audience
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To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
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  1. To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
  2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of:
To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
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  1. To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
  2. To show one's intentions with a sign etc.
  3. To be a sign or indication of; suggest or imply:
(Logic) To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
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  1. (Logic) To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
  2. To signify directly; refer to specifically:
  3. To mark; indicate:
To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
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  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
To plan to do; purpose; intend
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  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
To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
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  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
To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
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  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
To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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  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.
To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
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  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
To intend or resolve:
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  1. To intend or resolve:
  2. To intend, resolve, or plan
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change:
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  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:
To take notice; give heed:
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  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.
To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning:
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  1. To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning:
  2. To suggest or convey (associations, overtones, etc.) in addition to the explicit, or denoted, meaning
  3. To imply or involve as a result, accompaniment, etc.
To mark; indicate:
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  1. To mark; indicate:
  2. To signify directly; refer to specifically:
  3. To signify or refer to explicitly; stand for; mean
To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
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  1. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
  2. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify:
  3. To mean; signify
To have the importance or value of:
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  1. To have the importance or value of:
  2. A number or quantity having a value that is intermediate between other numbers or quantities, especially an arithmetic mean or average.
  3. To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed:
To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
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  1. To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
  2. To denote; mean:
  3. To mean; to betoken.
To allow (someone) to rest a while.
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  1. To allow (someone) to rest a while.
  2. To name or write in order the letters of a word or words:
  3. To signify; mean

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
Find another word for intend. In this page you can discover 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for intend, like: aim, propose, plan, purpose, aim, expect, mean, be resolved to, be determined to, aspire to and have in view.