Translation of intention in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtenʃən/


  • 1.1 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (aim, purpose) intención (f), propósito (m) voting intentions (British English/inglés británico) intención de voto it was not my intention to cause trouble no fue mi intención ocasionar problemas I have every intention of going tengo la firme intención de ir I don't have the slightest intention of telling her no tengo la menor intención de decírselo I have no intention of writing to them no tengo intenciones de escribirles, no pienso escribirles I did it with the best (of) intentions lo hice con la mejor intención (del mundo) if I offended you, it was quite without intention [formal] si la ofendí, fue sin querer or sin intención his intentions are strictly honorable [dated or humorous/anticuado o humorístico] viene con buenas intenciones [dated or humorous/anticuado o humorístico]
    More example sentences
    • The automaker is hinting that it considers a recall unnecessary and plans to announce its intentions next week.
    • Last night he announced his intention to stand down as leader of the Labour party in Wales.
    • He said that there were no plans, intentions, desires, or need for any increases greater than inflation.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable [Law/Derecho] intencionalidad (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • There had been, in fact if not intention, a collaborative intelligence corruption.
    • Highland says there is no certainty of intention to create a trust on the part of Aldridge.
    • If practice is undertaken for mental or spiritual gain, that intention will determine the results.

Definition of intention in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day moto
motorcycle …
Cultural fact of the day

The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.