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Synonyms of 'intention'

(noun) 
Definition
something intended
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
Synonyms
aim
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
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plan
Her plan was to teach the children at home.
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idea
The idea is to help lower-income families to buy their homes.
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goal
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
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end
another policy designed to achieve the same end
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design
Is there some design in having him here?
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target
school leavers who fail to reach their targets
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wish
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
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scheme
a private pension scheme
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purpose
They are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve their purpose.
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object
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
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objective
His objective was to play golf and win.
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intent
a statement of intent on arms control
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end in view

proverb

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Additional synonyms

in the sense of design
Definition
an intention
Is there some design in having him here?
in the sense of end
Definition
the purpose of an action
another policy designed to achieve the same end
in the sense of goal
Definition
an aim or purpose
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
Synonyms

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