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British English: /ɪnˈtɛnd/
American English: /ɪnˈtɛnd/

Translation of intend in German:

transitive verb

  • 1 (have as one's purpose) intend doing something or to do something did you intend that [to happen]?
    hast du das beabsichtigt?
    we intended no harm
    wir haben nichts Böses damit bezweckt
    (we didn't mean to cause offence) wir haben es nicht böse gemeint
    it isn't really what we intended
    es ist eigentlich nicht das, was wir wollten
    longer than was intended
    länger als geplant od. beabsichtigt
  • 2 (design, mean)we intended it as a stopgap
    das sollte eine Notlösung sein
    we intend him to go
    wir wollen, dass er geht
    er soll gehen
    this dish is intended to be cooked slowly
    dieses Gericht soll langsam gekocht werden
    it was intended as a joke what do you intend by that remark?
    was willst du mit dieser Bemerkung sagen?
    what does the author intend here?
    was will der Autor hier sagen? intended
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