Definición de intent en inglés:

intent

Silabificación: in·tent
Pronunciación: /inˈtent
 
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sustantivo

Intention or purpose: with alarm she realized his intent a real intent to cut back on social programs

adjetivo

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1 [predic.] (intent on/upon) Resolved or determined to do (something): the administration was intent on achieving greater efficiency
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Chip's face was firm and Kim could tell he was intent on keeping himself above water.
  • He also warned their opposition could backfire because he was now intent on deregulating the restaurant sector.
  • He said he was intent on protecting direct payments to Ireland which were worth 2 billion euro annually.
Sinónimos
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
1.1Attentively occupied with: Jill was intent on her gardening magazine
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  • He was very intent on this task, as if he fancied himself a latter-day St. Francis.
  • Mr McCall said the management was still ‘more intent on imposition than negotiation’.
  • But the women take no notice of their admirers, so intent are they on their own conversation.
Sinónimos
attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, rapt, riveted; focused, undistracted, earnest, concentrating, intense, studious, preoccupied; alert, watchful
2(Especially of a look) showing earnest and eager attention: a curiously intent look on her face
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She has an unsettling intent look, and seems to see things the people around her don't.
  • I was preoccupied with this useless energy when a huge man approached with an intent look on his face.
  • Danny looked up to see Cameron at the door, leaning back against it with an intent look in his eyes.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French entent, entente, based on Latin intendere (see intend). The adjective is from Latin intentus, past participle of intendere.

Frases

to (or for) all intents and purposes

In all important respects: a man who was to all intents and purposes illiterate
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  • I am, to all intents and purposes, a private person.
  • It is, to all intents and purposes, an attempt to rebrand Egypt.
  • But as Harold says, to all intents and purposes, they are very accepting of Camilla.

with intent

Law With the intention of committing a specified crime: he denied arson with intent to endanger life charges of wounding with intent
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  • At an earlier hearing Carter pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life.
  • That certainly could not have affected the verdict on the wounding with intent.
  • He faces charges of attempted arson and having articles with intent to destroy or damage property.

Derivativos

intentness

sustantivo
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  • With singular intentness, a procession of men carry a body.
  • ‘What do you think these aliens would look like?’ she asked with the same intentness as her first question.
  • He watched those games from the baseline underneath the basket with a level of intentness belying his youth.

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