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intent

adjective  us   /ɪnˈtent/

intent adjective (GIVING ATTENTION)

giving all your attention to something: an intent look

intent adjective (DETERMINED)

determined, esp. in a way that seems silly or harmful: The climbers wereintent on reaching the mountaintop despite the freezing temperatures.

intent

noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈtent/ fml
something that you intend or intended to do: There was clearly no intent to cause harm, and the judge ruled that the injury was accidental.
Translations of “intent”
in Korean 집중…
in Arabic مُصّمّم عَلى…
in Portuguese decidido, empenhado…
in Catalan atent, concentrat…
in Japanese 集中した…
in Italian intenzionato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專心致志的,專注的…
in Russian намерение…
in Turkish niyet, amaç, maksat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专心致志的,专注的…
in Polish zamiar, intencja…
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