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intendverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtend/
B1 to have as a ​plan or ​purpose: [+ to infinitive] We intend to go to ​Australia next ​year. Somehow I ​offended him, which wasn't what I'd intended. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I don't ​think she intended me tohear the ​remark. The ​course is intended for intermediate-level ​students. It was intended as a ​compliment, ​honestly!

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(Definition of intend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intend" in American English

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intendverb

 us   /ɪnˈtend/
to have as a ​plan or ​purpose: [+ to infinitive] We intend to go to Australia next ​year to ​visitourdaughter. [T] The ​remark was intended as a ​compliment.
intentional
adjective  us   /ɪnˈten·ʃən·əl/
Do you ​think the ​insult was intentional?
intentionally
adverb  us   /ɪnˈten·ʃən·əl·i/
The ​company was ​accused of intentionally ​dumpinggarbage into the ​river.
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