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intentionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈten.ʃən/ us   /ɪnˈten.ʃən/
B2 something that you want and plan to do: [+ to infinitive] It wasn't my intention to exclude her from the list - I just forgot her. I've no intention of changing 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   / -ɪn.ten.ʃənd/ us   / -ɪn.ten.ʃənd/
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)

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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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“intention” in British English

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