Translation of intent in Spanish:

intent

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtent/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (determined) (predicative/predicativo) to be intent on sth/-ing estar* decidido or resuelto a + infinitive/infinitivo she was intent on success o on succeeding estaba decidida or resuelta a triunfar, se había propuesto triunfar
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    • 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.
    1.2 (attentive, concentrated) [expression] de viva atención, concentrado; [look/stare] penetrante, fijo to be intent on sth estar* abstraído or concentrado en algo
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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.
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    • 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.

noun/nombre

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  • propósito (masculine), intención (feminine) a declaration/letter of intent una declaración/carta de intenciones with evil/good intent [formal] con malos/buenos propósitos, con malas/buenas intenciones with intent to + infinitive/infinitivo [formal], con el objeto or el propósito de + infinitive/infinitivo [formal] to all intents and purposes a efectos prácticos

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.