Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun intention

3 senses of intention

Sense 1
purpose, intent, intention, aim, design -- (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")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Sense 2
intention -- ((usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; "his intentions are entirely honorable")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Sense 3
intention -- (an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her")
       => volition, willing -- (the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition")

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