- IPA: /ɪnˈtɛnd/
intend (intends, present participle intending; past and past participle intended)
- (ambitransitive, usually followed by the particle "to") To hope; to wish (something, or something to be accomplished); be intent upon
- He intends to go to university.
- They evidently intended some mischief.
- Synonyms: mean, design, plan, purpose
- To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
- (obsolete) To stretch to extend; distend.
- To strain; make tense.
- (obsolete) To intensify; strengthen.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, Bk.I, New York, 2001, p.139:
- Dotage, fatuity, or folly […] is for the most part intended or remitted in particular men, and thereupon some are wiser than others […].
- To apply with energy.
- To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.
- To design mechanically or artistically; fashion#Verb|fashion; mold.
- To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.
- French: avoir l'intention
- German: beabsichtigen, vorhaben
- Italian: intendere
- Portuguese: pretender
- Russian: намерева́ться
- Spanish: pretender