[ US /ˌɪnˈtɛntʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɪntˈɛnʃən/ ]
  1. (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
    his intentions are entirely honorable
  2. an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
    my intention changed once I saw her
  3. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    he made no secret of his designs
    good intentions are not enough
    his intent was to provide a new translation
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How To Use intention In A Sentence

  • While maintaining a level of accessibility and providing information are important, this must not dumb the work down, compromise the artists' intentions, or remove the challenge aspect of art that many people thrive on.
  • It had begun the seventies with the declared intention of contributing 0.7 percent of the gross national product in official aid.
  • On the taxes proposed she said, "Those concerned by our wish list's ` nanny state 'implications might helpfully redirect their focus to the many unseen measures intentionally adopted by the food industry to shape our behaviour … It seems that without our knowledge or consent we are subject to the pervasive' nannying 'activities of industry. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • Searle wants to deny that collective intentions are analyzable in terms of singular intentions, but he also wants (and in my view with better reasons) to deny that there are collective spirits or other mysterious creations.
  • The Waterford publicans, who have signified their intention to defy the ban, are following in the footsteps of their colleagues in Kerry, Cork, Donegal and Wexford.
  • Where the company is seeking general authority to purchase shares in the market they must state their intentions regarding the authority granted.
  • I'm personally offended both by the error on the Times website and by your association of me with what you call the intentional slander of US marines. Rightwing Spin That Haditha Massacre Never Occurred
  • Two rows behind the bench sits a sweet-faced junior college girl who just announced her intention to play for Oregon next year.
  • Opening to the power of intention, you begin knowing that conception, birth and death are all natural aspects of the energy field of creation. Wayne Dyer 
  • So long as the defendant does not communicate his intention, he commits no offence.
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