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intention

noun

1 intention

An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions:
— Good intentions are not enough.

synonyms: aim, design, intent, purpose.

Roget 620: intent, intention, intentionality; purpose; quo animo [Lat.]; project etc. 626; undertaking etc. 676; predetermination etc. 611; ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 600: will, volition, conation, velleity; liberum arbitrium [Lat.]; will and pleasure, free will; freedom etc. 748; discretion; option etc. ... show more

Roget 611: predestination, preordination, premeditation, predeliberation, predetermination; foregone conclusion, fait accompli [Fr.]; parti pris [Fr.]; resolve, propendency; intention etc. 620; project ... show more

Dutch: bedoeling, intensie, intentie, inzicht, opzet, voornemen, zin
Polish: chęć, intencja, zamiar, zamierzenie, zamysł



2 intention

usually plural The goal with respect to a marriage proposal.

3 intention

An act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out.


Moby thesaurus: aim, ambition, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, approach, arrangement, aspiration, attack, basis, blueprint, blueprinting, calculation, calling, cause, charting, choice, command, conation ... show more.

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