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

transitive verb

  • no insult was intended
    no fue mi intención ofender
    to intend -ing or to intend to + infinitive
    pensar + infinitive
    I don't know what he intends doing or to do
    no sé qué piensa hacer
    what do you intend doing about it?
    ¿qué piensas hacer al respecto?
    do it then! — I fully intend to!
    ¡pues hazlo! — ¡vaya que si lo haré!
    I intend to go abroad next year
    pienso viajar al extranjero el año que viene
    tengo intenciones de viajar al extranjero el año que viene
    to intend somebody/something to + infinitive
    querer que alguien/algo + subjunctive
    I intend my son to go to my old school
    quiero que mi hijo vaya a mi antiguo colegio
    I intended the remark to be a joke
    lo dije en broma
    to intend something for somebodythe present was intended for you
    el regalo era para ti
    the sarcasm was intended for him
    el sarcasmo iba dirigido a él
    to intend thatI intended that there should be enough for everybody
    mi intención era que alcanzara para todos
    Example sentences
    • The only purpose it is intended to serve is to boost the election prospects of the ruling party in the State.
    • It is possible that from its beginning it was intended in due course to become the administrative centre of Britain as well.
    • He had planned the ideal route down the snowboard cross course and was intending to stick to it.
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