intention /ɪnˈtɛnʃən/  noun

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     the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose

    • She announced her intention to run for governor.
    • He seemed to think that I was trying to cause problems, but that was never my intention.
    • He said he loved her, but he actually had no intention of marrying her. [=he did not intend to marry her]