Examples of intend in a Sentence
I didn't intend any disrespect.
We intended that she come with us.
Recent Examples of intend from the Web
The legal fight pits the president’s authority over immigration against what lower courts have said is a policy that purported to be about national security but was intended to target Muslims.
Olivier Coste, a French entrepreneur living in New York since 2014, voted for Macron and intends to vote for Lescure.
All of Trump’s key moves affecting electricity generation, for instance, are intended to bolster coal.
Mr. Akins said American Electric Power, which serves over five million customers in 11 states, intended to respond to the demands of customers whatever policies were dictated in Washington.
The documents states that the pair intended to take Welch out of the United States.
Dozens of states and many cities have policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases and deal with the effects of rising temperatures.
The retailer also intends to renovate about 100 of its existing stores, mostly in North America, over the next two years to better showcase products.
George Bochetto, one of the owners, said the timing of their warning was not intended to take advantage of the publicity surrounding a six-week festival honoring the three-time heavyweight boxing champion.
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Origin and Etymology of intend
Middle English entenden, intenden, from Anglo-French entendre, from Latin intendere to stretch out, direct, aim at, from in- + tendere to stretch — more at thin
First Known Use: 14th century
INTEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intend for English Language Learners
: to plan or want to do (something) : to have (something) in your mind as a purpose or goal
: to plan for or want (someone or something) to do or be something
: to want (something that you control, provide, or have made) to be used for a particular purpose or by a particular person
INTEND Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of intend
: to have in one's mind as a purpose or goal did not intend to kill her
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