intent

intent
[[t]ɪnte̱nt[/t]]
intents
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ on/upon -ing/n If you are intent on doing something, you are eager and determined to do it.

The rebels are obviously intent on keeping up the pressure...

The play starred a well-known retired actress who was intent on a come-back.

2) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ on/upon n If someone does something in an intent way, they pay great attention to what they are doing. [WRITTEN]

She looked from one intent face to another...

Rodney had been intent on every word.

Derived words:
intently ADV-GRADED ADV after v

He listened intently, then slammed down the phone.

3) N-VAR A person's intent is their intention to do something. [FORMAL]

The timing of this strong statement of intent on arms control is crucial...

Two men will appear before Birmingham magistrates' court today charged with possession of arms with intent to endanger life.

Syn:
4) PHRASE: usu PHR with cl You say to all intents and purposes to suggest that a situation is not exactly as you describe it but the effect is the same as if it were.

To all intents and purposes he was my father.


English dictionary. 2008.

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