intend Definition

  • 1have (a plan, idea, or intention) in one's mind; aim or plan to do something
  • 2design or destine (someone or something) for a particular purpose or end

Using intend: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "intend" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I intend to finish this project by the end of the week.

  • Example

    She intended to become a doctor since she was a child.

  • Example

    The company intends to expand its business overseas.

intend Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for intend

Phrases with intend

  • to have a plan or purpose to do something


    I intend on finishing this book by the end of the month.

  • intend for someone/something to do something

    to design or plan for someone or something to do something


    This software is intended for professional use only.

  • to have a plan or goal to become or do something


    She intends to be a successful entrepreneur.

Origins of intend

from Latin 'intendere', meaning 'to stretch towards'


Summary: intend in Brief

The verb 'intend' [ɪnˈtɛnd] means to have a plan or idea in mind, or to design something for a particular purpose. It is often used to express future plans or goals, as in 'I intend to finish this project by the end of the week.' 'Intend' can also be used in phrases like 'intend on doing something' and 'intend for someone/something to do something.'

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