a plan in your mind to do something
What is your intention?
intention of doing something: Megan suddenly announced her intention of selling the house.
have no intention of doing something: We have no intention of giving up.
with the intention of doing something: No one goes to college with the intention of failing.
have every intention of doing something (=really intend to do it): I had every intention of phoning her this morning, but I just didn’t get a chance.
intention to do something: It wasn’t my intention to upset you.
good/bad intentions (=plans to do something good/bad): You may be full of good intentions but not everyone will share your enthusiasm.
the best (of) intentions: I know you had the best of intentions, but you should have consulted me first.
intention that: It was never our intention that people should suffer as a result of these cuts in spending.
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