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Meaning of “intention” in the English Dictionary

"intention" in British English

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intentionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈten.ʃən/
B2 something that you ​want and ​plan to do: [+ to infinitive] It wasn't my intention toexclude her from the ​list - I just ​forgot her. I've no intention ofchanging my ​plans just to ​fit in with his. He's ​full of good intentions, but he never does anything about them!

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-intentioned
suffix uk   us   /ənd/
I'm ​sure he's well-intentioned - he wouldn't ​mean any ​harm.
(Definition of intention from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intention" in American English

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intentionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪnˈten·ʃən/
something that you ​want and ​plan to do; an ​aim: [U] I have no intention of ​selling this ​house. [C] He had good intentions (= He ​meant to be ​kind), but ​unfortunately things just didn’t ​work out.
(Definition of intention from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intention”
in Arabic نِيّة…
in Korean 의도…
in Portuguese intenção…
in Catalan intenció…
in Japanese 意図, 目的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意图,打算…
in Turkish niyet, maksat, kasıt…
in Russian намерение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意圖,打算…
in Italian intenzione…
in Polish zamiar, intencja…
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