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intent

adjective uk   us   /ɪnˈtent/
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   us   /-li/
The child stared intently at her.

intent

noun [U] uk   us   /ɪnˈtent/ formal or specialized
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.
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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