Translation of intend in Italian:
- 1 (have in mind)intendere, avere in mente (outcome, meaning, result, marriage)as I intendedcome volevo o com'era nelle mie intenzionijust what, where I intendedproprio quello che avevo in mente, dove volevosooner, more than I had intended to intend to do o to intend doingavere intenzione di fareto intend somebody to dovolere che qualcuno facciato intend that …intendere che …
- 2 (mean)to intend something as a joke, an insultdire qualcosa per scherzo, per offendereno insult intendedsenza offesait was clearly intended as a reference to…voleva essere una chiara allusione a…to be intended for somebody, somethingessere destinato a qualcuno, qualcosaI never intended it to be a serious analysis she intended it to be affectionate, cruelvoleva che risultasse affettuoso, crudelethe law is intended to prevent …la legge intende impedire …it was not intended to be used like thatnon era previsto che si utilizzasse in questo modo
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