Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: intent
IPA transcription: [,ɪnt'ɛnt]
Pronunciations of intent
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
    Meaning: giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: purpose, intent, intention, aim, design
    Meaning: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
  • Synonyms: intent, purport, spirit
    Meaning: the intended meaning of a communication
Usage examples
  • Some great intent Conceals him.
  • The hunter suspected his intent.
  • She was too intent upon her purpose.
  • I then understood Captain Nemo's intent.
  • He was too intent to heed my questions for a time.
  • Their fortunes were watched by eyes intent and lovely.
  • The Bee appears, seeking no quarrel, intent upon plunder.
  • I was intent upon the recollection, eager to fix and establish it.
  • 'Yes,' said Danton, taking refuge in Mrs Lawford's white and intent gaze.
  • He was very far from being miserly, though keenly intent upon accumulation.
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