Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin intendere.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /inˈtɛ
  • Rhymes: -ɛndere
  • Hyphenation: in‧tèn‧de‧re

Verb edit

intèndere (first-person singular present intèndo, first-person singular past historic intési, past participle intéso, auxiliary avére)

  1. (transitive) to mean
    Synonyms: volere dire, significare
  2. (transitive) to understand, grasp, see
    Synonyms: capire, comprendere, afferrare, penetrare, intuire, recepire
  3. (transitive) to believe
  4. (transitive) to interpret
    Synonyms: interpretare, giudicare
  5. (transitive) to hear
    Synonyms: udire, sentire
  6. (transitive) to listen, heed
    Synonyms: ascoltare, stare a sentire, prestare orecchio, accettare
  7. (transitive, with infinitive) to intend to
    Synonyms: avere intenzione, volere, pretendere, esigere, decidere, pensare, prevedere, programmare, proporsi, riproporsi, risolvere, mirare
  8. (intransitive, literary) to dedicate oneself [+ a (object) = to] [auxiliary avere]
  9. (reflexive) See intendersi.

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  1. inflection of intendō:
    1. third-person plural perfect active indicative
    2. second-person singular future passive indicative

Verb edit


  1. inflection of intendō:
    1. present active infinitive
    2. second-person singular present passive imperative/indicative