English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'intend'

(verb) 
Definition
to have as one's purpose
She intends to do A levels and go to university.
Synonyms
plan
They plan to move house next year.
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mean
I didn't mean to hurt you.
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aim
I didn't aim to get caught.
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propose
I propose to spend my entire life travelling.
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purpose
His life went in the direction that he purposed.
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contemplate
He contemplated a career as an army medical doctor.
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be resolved or determined
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have in mind or view
(verb) 
Definition
to design or destine (for a certain purpose or person)
This money is intended for the development of the tourist industry.
Synonyms
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mean
He said that we were meant to be together.
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design
a compromise designed to please everyone
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earmark
The factory was one of several earmarked for closure.
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mark out
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set apart

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aim
Definition
to propose or intend
I didn't aim to get caught.
in the sense of contemplate
Definition
to consider as a possibility
He contemplated a career as an army medical doctor.
Synonyms
think of,
have in view or in mind
in the sense of design
Definition
to intend (something) for a specific purpose
a compromise designed to please everyone

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