Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Intent"

The meaning of "Intent" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does for all intents and purposes mean?
A: It’s a very long winded way of saying two things are the same, or close enough to the same that they are interchangeable in that context.

Example: Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper may taste slightly different, but for all intents and purposes they are the same.


Example: the new iphone has “new features” but for all intents and purposes it’s the same as the old one.

Q: What does intent mean?
A: Can we also say "I intent to go to school tomorrow" ?
Q: What does Their intent is not to SHORTCHANGE you mean?
A: shortchange literally means they didnt give you enough change back when you paid for something. so to methodically shortchange you means they arent giving you enough back, you gave them 100% and they gave 50% back to you basically
Q: What does intent mean?
A: intent means giving all your attention to something

It wasn't my intent to hide anything from you.

Example sentences using "Intent"

Q: Please show me example sentences with intent.
A: Typically the word intent is used in negative context. It can still be used in a positive context though. My first example is positive and the last two are negative.

“He had intent to purchase a new camera. Even though he intended to do that, he decided to buy a new phone instead.”

“The killer had intent to murder.”

“The boy showed intent to steal a lollipop, because he was staring at them in the store.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with intent (adjective).
A: He was intent on getting his way.

If you are intent on buying that car, then you will need to do a better job of saving your money.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "for all intents and purposes" .
A: This means "in all important aspects." For all intents and purposes this car will be suitable for winter driving. It was a good relationship for all intents and purposes, but they did argue a lot.
Q: Please show me example sentences with for all intents and purposes.
A: For all intents and purposes, she deserved it.
The book is, for all intents and purposes, a compact volume to teach English.

Synonyms of "Intent" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between intent and intention ?
A: They both mean the same thing. However, intent can be an adjective or noun. Intention is only a noun.

"It was my intent to go there."
"It was my intention to go there "
It has the same meaning.
Q: What is the difference between intent and intend ?
A: I intend to do that.

With sadness she realised his intent.
Q: What is the difference between intent and intention ?
A: In everyday speech, they are the same.
Q: What is the difference between intent and intention ?
A: They both mean "something you plan to do / an aim / a purpose" and can be used interchangeably most times. However, "intent" is a little more formal sounding and is often found in legal documents. "intention" is just something you thought or are thinking about doing and is less formal.
Q: What is the difference between intent and intention ?
A: Both "intent" and "intention" essentially refer to something you plan to achieve, or refer to an aim or purpose. English speakers regularly use both words interchangeably, regardless of past, present, or future tenses.

The main difference:

When someone expresses his or her "intent" to do something, it tends to suggest that greater logical thought or deliberation went into the idea or choice; "intent" is more often used to indicate a thought-out plan, and it can be commonly seen in formal writing. Example 1: The intent of the law was to protect innocent people from false convictions, but it is not being enforced properly.
Example 2: My intent was for you to receive the update on Friday, but I suddenly had to take my grandmother to the hospital.

When someone expresses his or her "intention(s)", it is used more generally to describe what that person has in mind to do (or not do), or what that person wants to make happen.
Example 1: He has good intentions, but his ideas are not very focused.
Example 2: It was never my intention to hurt your feelings.

Other questions about "Intent"

Q: We’re, for all intents and purposes, 100% hooked up.

What does “hooked up” mean here?
A: Oh okay! So it’s just their parents “hooking them up” meaning setting them up together or getting them to meet
Q: This is our interim intent and may be changed. does this sound natural?
A: For the interim, this is our intent, but it may change
Q: She is intent speaking English slowly, so I can listen more easily. does this sound natural?
A: she is intent on speaking English slowly, so I can listen more easily.
Q: my original intent is to speak Chinese. does this sound natural?
A: "I was going to originally speak Chinese" or "I have intentions to speak Chinese"

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

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