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Meaning & Definition of Intend in English

English

Intend

/ɪntɛnd/

verb

1. Have in mind as a purpose

  • "I mean no harm"
  • "I only meant to help you"
  • "She didn't think to harm me"
  • "We thought to return early that night"
    synonym:
  • intend
  • ,
  • mean
  • ,
  • think

2. Design or destine

  • "She was intended to become the director"
    synonym:
  • intend
  • ,
  • destine
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • specify

3. Mean or intend to express or convey

  • "You never understand what i mean!"
  • "What do his words intend?"
    synonym:
  • mean
  • ,
  • intend

4. Denote or connote

  • "`maison' means `house' in french"
  • "An example sentence would show what this word means"
    synonym:
  • mean
  • ,
  • intend
  • ,
  • signify
  • ,
  • stand for

Examples of using

Some companies discriminate against women who are pregnant or who say that they intend to have children.
Do you intend to pursue your education?
Does he intend to help us?