intend

in|tend [ ın`tend ] verb transitive ***
1. ) to have a plan in your mind to do something:
intend to do something: What do you intend to do about this?
intend someone/something to do something: I never intended it to turn out like that.
intend doing something: I intend using the report as evidence to support my case.
fully intend doing something/to do something: He had fully intended to tell her exactly what had happened.
intend someone something: She felt certain that he intended her no harm.
intend that: It is intended that formal discussions should commence in the near future.
2. ) to want something to have a particular meaning:
intend no offense/disrespect: I'm sorry: no offense was intended.
intend something as something: Perhaps it was intended as a joke.
intend something by something: She wondered what he intended by that statement.
be intended for
to be made, done, or said for a particular purpose or person:
The post is intended for students who have recently earned a degree in biology.
The meat was never intended for human consumption.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • intend — 1. Intend is followed in standard usage by a to infinitive (We intend to go / We intended you to go), by a verbal noun (We intend going), or by a that clause (We intended that you should go). In the passive, it is followed by for in the meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • Intend — In*tend ([i^]n*t[e^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intending}.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in in + tendere to stretch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intend — intend, mean, design, propose, purpose signify to have in mind as an aim, end, or function. Intend implies that the mind is directed to some definite accomplishment or to the achievement of a definite end {if one earnestly intends a conspiracy,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intend — in·tend /in tend/ vt: to have in one s mind as a purpose or goal did not intend to kill her Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intend …   Law dictionary

  • intend — ► VERB 1) have as one s aim or plan. 2) plan that (something) should be, do, or mean something: the book was intended as a satire. 3) (intend for/to do) design or destine for a particular purpose. 4) (be intended for) be meant for the use of.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Intend — may refer to:* Intendant * Intended reader * Intending cross* Intend Change , a 1999 consulting businessee also* Intent * In * Tend …   Wikipedia

  • intend — [in tend′] vt. [ME entenden < OFr entendre < L intendere, to stretch out for, aim at < in , in, at + tendere, to stretch: see THIN] 1. to have in mind as a purpose; plan 2. to mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine [a… …   English World dictionary

  • intend — (v.) c.1300, direct one s attention to, from O.Fr. entendre, intendre to direct one s attention (in Modern French principally to hear ), from L. intendere turn one s attention, strain, lit. stretch out, extend, from in toward (see IN (Cf. in )… …   Etymology dictionary

  • intend — [v] have in mind; determine add up, aim, appoint, aspire to, attempt, be determined, be resolved, connote, contemplate, decree, dedicate, denote, design, designate, destine, devote, endeavor, essay, expect, express, figure on, have in mind, hope… …   New thesaurus

  • intend */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈtend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms intend : present tense I/you/we/they intend he/she/it intends present participle intending past tense intended past participle intended 1) to have a plan in your mind to do something intend to do… …   English dictionary

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