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intent

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtent/ us  
giving all your attention to something: an intent stare She had an intent look on her face.
be intent on sth/doing sth C2 to be determined to do or achieve something: I've tried persuading her not to go but she's intent on it. He seems intent on upsetting everyone in the room!
intently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The child stared intently at her.

intent

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈtent/ formal or specialized us  
C2 the fact that you want and plan to do something: I spent half the morning on the phone, which wasn't really my intent. [+ to infinitive] It was not his intent to hurt anyone. She was charged with possessing weapons with intent to endanger life.
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