- intend */*/*/
- UK [ɪnˈtend] / US
Word forms "intend":
present tense I/you/we/they intend he/she/it intends present participle intending past tense intended past participle intended1) to have a plan in your mind to do somethingintend to do something:intend someone/something to do something:
What do you intend to do about this?intend doing something:
I never intended it to turn out like that.fully intend doing something/to do something:
I intend using the report as evidence to support my case.intend someone something:
He had fully intended to tell her exactly what had happened.intend that:
She felt certain that he intended her no harm.
It is intended that formal discussions should commence in the near future.2) to want something to have a particular meaningintend no offence/disrespect:intend something as something:
I'm sorry – no offence was intended.intend something by something:
Perhaps it was intended as a joke.
She wondered what he intended by that statement.•
English dictionary. 2014.