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"intent" in British English

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intentadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈtent/

intentnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtent/ formal or specialized
(Definition of intent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intent" in American English

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intentadjective

 us   /ɪnˈtent/
  • intent adjective (GIVING ATTENTION)

giving all ​yourattention to something: an intent ​look
  • intent adjective (DETERMINED)

determined, esp. in a way that ​seemssilly or ​harmful: The ​climbers wereintent onreaching the mountaintop ​despite the ​freezingtemperatures.

intentnoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈtent/ fml
something that you ​intend or ​intended to do: There was ​clearly no intent to ​causeharm, and the ​judgeruled that the ​injury was ​accidental.
(Definition of intent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intent" in Business English

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intentnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtent/
the intention to do something: intent to do sth He announced his intent to ​resign.intent of (doing) sth The intent of ​businessresearch is to ​improve the ​generalunderstanding of the ​dynamics of the ​businessenvironment. a letter/​statement/​declaration of intent
LAW an intention to do something ​illegal: The two men did not ​act with criminal intent.
(Definition of intent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intent”
in Arabic مُصّمّم عَلى…
in Korean 집중…
in Portuguese decidido, empenhado…
in Catalan atent, concentrat…
in Japanese 集中した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专心致志的,专注的…
in Turkish niyet, amaç, maksat…
in Russian намерение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專心致志的,專注的…
in Italian intenzionato…
in Polish zamiar, intencja…
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