Definition for intention

noun as in goal

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Example Sentences

He’s allowing that perhaps the prosecutors mean well, but as the Lewis quote suggests, even those good intentions can give way to overzealousness.

Survey respondents also indicated a corresponding intention to spend more with small businesses.

Custom affinity audiences with keywords will convert to “People with any of these interests or purchase intentions,” as will Display custom intent audiences.

And, yes, you can create an intention to meditate, drink more water, and start journaling.

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Of course, the model has no intention to deceive or convince.

My intention is to make it with the same approach as Anchorman 2.

One morning at about eleven, he announces his intention as though it's truly an unusual thought: “Let's have a little drink.”

“The intention is to create a 21st century auction house,” Gilkes says.

“Hollywood dilutes material to a level I have no interest in, or intention following,” Wiseman says firmly.

One reason for withholding information was the president had no intention of shutting down the initiative.

The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.

There is more of artfulness in the flatteries which appear to involve a calculating intention to say the nice agreeable thing.

However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.

It was never the intention of the Federal Reserve Act that member banks should continue the maintenance of these reserve accounts.

Was she merely an egoist—it ran in the family—or did it conceal much that she had no intention of revealing?


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to intention, such as: aim, hope, motive, objective, plan, and purpose.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.