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One entry found for intention.
Main Entry: inĚtenĚtion
Pronunciation: in-primarystressten-chschwan
Function: noun
1 : a determination to act in a certain way
2 : an intended goal : AIM
3 : a person or purpose that is especially prayed for
4 : 1MEANING 3, significance
synonyms INTENTION, PURPOSE, DESIGN, OBJECTIVE mean what one will try to accomplish or reach. INTENTION suggests only that one has something in mind to do <our intention to visit Alaska someday>. PURPOSE suggests a fixed determination to accomplish something <have the finding of happiness as one's purpose in life>. DESIGN suggests a carefully calculated plan <a coach with great designs for her star athlete>. OBJECTIVE stresses a definite goal and one that is within reach <our objective is to cross the river before dark>.

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