intent ( intents plural )
1 adj If you are intenton doing something, you are eager and determined to do it.
v-link ADJ on/upon -ing/n
The rebels are obviously intent on keeping up the pressure...
2 adj If someone does something in an intent way, they pay great attention to what they are doing.
WRITTEN oft ADJ on/upon n
She looked from one intent face to another...
intently adv ADV after v
He listened intently, then slammed down the phone.
3 n-var A person's intent is their intention to do something.
FORMAL ...a strong statement of intent on arms control...
4 You say to all intents and purposes to suggest that a situation is not exactly as you describe it but the effect is the same as if it were.
to all intents and purposes/to all intents phrase usu PHR with cl
To all intents and purposes he was my father.
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild
1 absorbed, alert, attentive, committed, concentrated, determined, eager, earnest, engrossed, fixed, industrious, intense, occupied, piercing, preoccupied, rapt, resolute, resolved, steadfast, steady, watchful, wrapped up
2 bent, hellbent (informal) set
3 aim, design, end, goal, intention, meaning, object, objective, plan, purpose
4 to all intents and purposes as good as, practically, virtually
1 casual, indifferent, irresolute, unsteady, wavering
n chance, fortune
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