- n. 意图；目的；含义
- adj. 专心的；急切的；坚决的
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE
1. in- + tent-
2. 含义：stretch into sth, stretch on sth. => direct one's attention into sth, direct one's attention on sth.
- intent (n.)
- "purpose," early 13c., from Old French entente, from Latin intentus "a stretching out," in Late Latin "intention, attention," noun use of past participle of intendere "stretch out, lean toward, strain," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
- intent (adj.)
- "very attentive," late 14c., from Latin intentus "attentive, eager, waiting, strained," past participle of intendere "to strain, stretch" (see intend). Related: Intently.
- 1. A peaceful demonstration had been hijacked by anarchists intent on causing trouble.
- 2. Booth was a revivalist intent on his Christian vocation.
- 3. The rebels are obviously intent on keeping up the pressure.
- 4. It is regrettable that strike leaders seem intent on spoiling holidays.
- 5. He was intent on the job he was doing.
[ intent 造句 ]