Synonyms of intent in English:

intent


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See Spanish definition of propósito

noun

1‘he tried to divine his father's intent in asking the question’

SYNONYMS
aim, purpose, intention, objective, object, goal, target, end
design, plan, scheme
resolve, resolution, determination
wish, desire, ambition, idea, dream, aspiration, hope

adjective

1‘he was intent on proving his point’

SYNONYMS
bent, set, determined, insistent, fixed, resolved, hell-bent, keen
firm about, committed to
single-minded about, inflexible about, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on
determined to, resolved to, anxious to, impatient to
ANTONYMS

half-hearted, reluctant

2‘she had an intent look on her face’

SYNONYMS
attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, enrapt, rapt, focused, earnest, concentrated, concentrating, intense, studious, fixed, steady, steadfast, occupied, preoccupied, wrapped up, alert, watchful, observant
ANTONYMS

vacant


Phrases

    to all intents and purposes

    ‘to all intents and purposes a newborn human baby is helpless’


    SYNONYMS
    in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically, in practical terms, for all practical purposes, in all important respects
    more or less, just about, all but, as good as, in all but name, as near as dammit
    almost, nearly, verging on, bordering on, well nigh, nigh on
    South African plus-minus
    informal pretty much, pretty nearly, pretty well
    ANTONYMS

    fully, by no means