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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 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 offence/disrespect:

I'm sorry – no offence 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.


English dictionary. 2014.