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intent
American English: /ɪnˈtɛnt/
British English: /ɪnˈtɛnt/

Translation of intent in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (determined) (predicative) to be intent on something/-ing
    estar decidido or resuelto a + infinitive
    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.
  • 2 (attentive, concentrated)
    (expression)
    de viva atención
    concentrado
    (look/stare)
    penetrante
    fijo
    to be intent on something
    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

uncountable or countable
  • 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
    [formal]
    con el objeto or el propósito de + infinitive [formal]
    to all intents and purposes
    a efectos prácticos

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