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Roget category 620

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.1. Conceptional volition

#620. Intention


intent, intention, intentionalitypurposequo animo [Lat.]project etc. 626undertaking etc. 676predetermination etc. 611design, ambition.
contemplation, mind, animus, view, purview, proposalstudylook out.
final causeraison d'etre [Fr.]cui bono [Lat.]object, aim, endthe be all and the end all —" drift etc. (meaning) 516tendency etc. 176destination, mark, point, butt, goal, target, bull's-eye, quintain [Mediev.]prey, quarry, game.
decision, determination, resolvefixed set purpose, settled purposeultimatumresolution etc. 604wish etc. 865arriere pensee [Fr.]motive etc. 615.
[Study of final causes] teleology.


intend, purpose, design, meanhave topropose to oneselfharbor a designhave in view, have in contemplation, have in one's eye, have in pettohave an eye to.
bid for, labor forbe after, aspire after, endeavor afterbe at, aim at, drive at, point at, level at, aspire attake aimset before oneselfstudy to.
take upon oneself etc. (undertake) 676take into one's headmeditate, contemplate of, think of, dream of, talk ofpremeditate etc. 611compass, calculatedestine, destinatepropose.
project etc. (plan) 626have a mind to etc. (be willing) 602desire etc. 865pursue etc. 622.


intended etc. v. — intentional, advised, express, determinateprepense etc. 611bound forintending etc. v. — mindedbent upon etc. (earnest) 604at stakeon the anvil, on the tapisin view, in prospect, in the breast ofin pettoteleological


intentionally etc. adj. — advisedly, wittingly, knowingly, designedly, purposely, on purpose, by design, studiously, pointedlywith intent etc. n. — deliberately etc. (with premeditation) 611with one's eyes open, in cold blood.
forwith a view, with an eye toin order to, in order thatto the end that, with the intent thatfor the purpose of, with the view of, in contemplation of, on account of.
in pursuance of, pursuant toquo animo [Lat.]to all intents and purposes.


The road to hell is paved with good intentions" [Johnson]; sublimi feriam sidera vertice [Lat.] [Horace].

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