Share this entry


Synonyms of intent in English:


  • 1 he tried to figure out his father's intent
  • adjective

    Back to top  
  • 1 he was intent on proving his point
    bent on, set on, insistent on, hell-bent on;
    committed to, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on;
    determined to;
    anxious to, resolved to, impatient to
  • 2 an intent expression
    attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, rapt, riveted;
    focused, undistracted, earnest, concentrating, intense, studious, preoccupied;
    alert, watchful
  • Phrases

    for/to all intents and purposes
    if you sublet your apartment, realize that you are—for all intents and purposes—a landlord
    in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically;
    more or less, just about, all but, as good as, in all but name, almost, nearly
    informal pretty much, pretty well
    literary nigh on
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.