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Synonyms of intent in English:


  • 1 he tried to figure out his father's intent
  • adjective

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  • 1 he was intent on proving his point
    bent on, set on, insistent on, hell-bent on;
    committed to, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on;
    determined to;
    anxious to, resolved to, impatient to
  • 2 an intent expression
    attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, rapt, riveted;
    focused, undistracted, earnest, concentrating, intense, studious, preoccupied;
    alert, watchful
  • Phrases

    for/to all intents and purposes
    if you sublet your apartment, realize that you are—for all intents and purposes—a landlord
    in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically;
    more or less, just about, all but, as good as, in all but name, almost, nearly
    informal pretty much, pretty well
    literary nigh on
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