Intent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈtent|  American pronunciation of the word intent
Brit.  |ɪnˈtent|  British pronunciation of the word intent


- an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (syn: aim, design, intention, purpose)
his intent was to provide a new translation
good intentions are not enough
- the intended meaning of a communication (syn: purport, spirit)


- giving or marked by complete attention to (syn: absorbed, captive, engrossed, wrapped)
so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred

Extra examples

She thinks I'm trying to make things difficult for her, but that's not my intent.

What was the the writer's intent?

The intent of the law is to protect consumers.

He was charged with assault with intent to kill.

...intent on finishing her sculpture in time for the group show...

...he was so intent on his work that he didn't hear the dog bark...

The original intent of the committee was to raise funds.

He was intent on leaving the country.

They were intent on their work.

Intent upon her work, she didn't notice the cold.

Jake listened intently.

She behaved foolishly but with good intent.

Jones was found guilty of wounding with intent.

He is charged with possession of a gun with intent to commit a robbery.

She was convicted of writing bad checks with intent to defraud.

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