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Synonyms for intent

Synonyms for (noun) intent

Synonyms: design, purpose, aim, intent, intention Definition: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions Usage: his intent was to provide a new translation; good intentions are not enough; it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs; he made no secret of his designs

Similar words: goal, end Definition: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it Usage: the ends justify the means

Synonyms: spirit, intent, purport Definition: the intended meaning of a communication

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms for (adjective) intent

Synonyms: absorbed, intent, captive, wrapped, engrossed, enwrapped Definition: giving or marked by complete attention to Usage: that engrossed look or rapt delight; then wrapped in dreams; so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred- Walter de la Mare; rapt with wonder; wrapped in thought

Similar words: attentive Definition: (often followed by `to') giving care or attention Usage: attentive to details; the nurse was attentive to her patient; an attentive suitor