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English definition of “intend”

intend

verb
 
 
/ɪnˈtend/
B1 [T] to want and plan to do something: Unfortunately the meeting took longer than we intended. [+ to do sth] How long are you intending to stay in Paris? [+ doing sth] I don't intend seeing him again.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
be intended for sb; be intended as sth to be made, designed, or provided for a particular person or purpose: The book is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the Internet.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of intend from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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