Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: entendre 'to have as a purpose', from Latin intendere 'to stretch out, have as a purpose', from tendere 'to stretch'


in‧tend S3 W1 [transitive]
1 to have something in your mind as a plan or purpose [↪ intention]
intend to do something
I intend to spend the night there.
intend somebody/something to do something
I didn't intend her to see the painting until it was finished.
I never intended things to turn out the way they did.
intend that
It is intended that these meetings will become a regular event.
intend doing something
We intend looking at the situation again.
I fully intend (=definitely intend) to return home next year.

be intended for somebody/something

to be provided or designed for a particular purpose or person:
The book is intended for children aged 5-7.

intended target/victim/destination etc

the person, thing, result etc that an action is intended to affect or reach:
It seems likely that General Rogers was the killer's intended victim.

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