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intent

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtent/

Translation of intent in Spanish:

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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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Did you know that Antena 3 was Spain's first private television channel? It began broadcasting in 1989. Its proprietors include the conservative newspapers La Vanguardia and ABC.