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intention

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtenʃən/

Translation of intention in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (aim, purpose) intención (feminine), propósito (masculine) 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 hum] viene con buenas intenciones [anticuado o hum]
    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)
    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.

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