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intend meaning

EN[ɪnˈtɛnd] [-ɛnd]
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WIntend
  • Intend, and its variations, may refer to:
  • Intendant, the holder of a public administrative office in several countries
  • Intended, a person engaged or betrothed to be married
  • Intended reader, a member of a target audience
  • Intending cross or memorial cross to commemorate an event
  • Intend Change, a 1999 consulting business

    Definition of intend in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGintendsPRintendingPT, PPintendedSUF-end
    1. To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.
      1. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
    2. To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
      1. OBS To stretch to extend; distend.
        1. To strain; make tense.
          1. OBS To intensify; strengthen.
            1. To apply with energy.
              1. To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.
                1. To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.
                  1. To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • As the tract of country they intended to maraud was far in the Moorish territories near the coast of the Mediterranean, they did not arrive until late in the following day.
                      • ... he declared from early in his life that he intended to be viceroy of India, as a natural stepping-stone on his way to 10 Downing Street.
                      • In making this personal statement of my views, to which you are entitled, nothing that I say is intended either to postjudge the past or to prejudge the future.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Verbs
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                    1. en intended
                    2. en intendment
                    3. en intends
                    4. en intender
                    5. en intendent
                    Source: Wiktionary

                    Meaning of intend for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "intend" is a verb.
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