- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to have a plan, result, or purpose in your mind when you do something We finished later than we had intended. intend to do something Ifully intended (= definitely intended) to pay for the damage. intend somebody/something to do something The writer clearly intends his readers to identify with the main character. intend something The company intends a slow-down in expansion. intend somebody something He intended her no harm (= it was not his plan to harm her). it is intended that… It is intended that production will start next month. intend that… We intend that production will start next month.
- 2[transitive] to plan that something should have a particular meaning synonym mean intend something (by something) What exactly did you intend by that remark? intend something (as something) He intended it as a joke. Word Familyintend verbintended adjective (≠unintended)intention nounintentional adjective (≠unintentional)intentionally adverb (≠unintentionally)
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NAmE//ɪnˈtɛnd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intend
he / she / it intends
past simple intended
-ing form intending