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To intend to do something - thesaurus

Synonyms

intend

verb

to have a plan in your mind to do something

aim

verb

to intend or hope to achieve something

plan on

to intend to do something, or to expect something to happen

mean

verb

to intend something bad or harmful

start out

to intend to do or be something

propose

verb

formal if you propose to do something, you intend or plan to do it

be meant for

to be intended or designed for someone or something

be going to do something

to intend to do something

mean business

to seriously intend to do what you say you will do

work up to

to prepare yourself to do something difficult, or to try to prepare someone for bad news

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be in the business of doing something

used for saying what the basic aims of someone’s actions or business activities are. This expression is often used when you think someone wants or expects something unreasonable

be out to do something

to be aiming to do something or to get something

cast/throw your bread upon the waters

to do something good that gives you no benefit now but may give you some benefit in the future

envisage

verb

to have something as a plan or an intention

envision

verb

American to envisage

have an eye to something

to be considering something for the future

have (it) in mind to do something

to intend or want to do something

mean

verb

to intend to do something, often something bad or wrong

mean well

to intend something good, kind, or suitable, even though there is a bad result

plan

verb

to intend to do something

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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