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Definition of "intend" []

  • To have in mind; plan: We intend to go. They intend going. You intended that she go. (verb-transitive)
  • To design for a specific purpose. (verb-transitive)
  • To have in mind for a particular use. (verb-transitive)
  • To signify or mean. (verb-transitive)
  • To have a design or purpose in mind. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intend" in a sentence
  • "The word "intend" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements."
  • "Adopting the rhetoric of the right seems somehow odd, if what you intend is to represent yourself as a fair judge."
  • "How many people does McCain intend to kill in the name of his bruised national pride."