Intention - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈtenʃn|  American pronunciation of the word intention
Brit.  |ɪnˈtenʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word intention


- an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (syn: aim, design, intent, purpose)
good intentions are not enough
- (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
his intentions are entirely honorable
- an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
my intention changed once I saw her

Extra examples

She announced her intention to run for governor.

He seemed to think that I was trying to cause problems, but that was never my intention.

He bought a dog with the intention of training it to attack intruders.

He has good intentions, but his suggestions aren't really helpful.

She has every intention of accepting the invitation.

I have no intention of retiring just yet.

They went into town with the intention of visiting the library.

It is our intention to be the number one distributor of health products.

He thinks the Minister is full of good intentions which won't be carried out.

Have you heard of her intention to resign?

He has no intention of leaving the political stage.

...likes to toy with men whom she has no intention of actually dating... was easy to divine his intention of asking his girlfriend to marry him...

...was his hurtful remark a regrettable stumble, or was it made with artful intention?...

...tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college...

Word forms

singular: intention
plural: intentions
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