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  • IPA(key): /inˈtɛ
  • Rhymes: -ɛndo
  • Hyphenation: in‧tèn‧do



  1. first-person singular present indicative of intendere




From in- +‎ tendō.



intendō (present infinitive intendere, perfect active intendī, supine intentum); third conjugation

  1. I stretch out; I strain
  2. I turn my attention to, focus (on)
    Synonyms: attendō, advertō, animadvertō, adversō
  3. I aim, turn, direct
  4. I intend to, aim, seek
    Synonyms: dēstinō, tendō, petō, quaerō, affectō, studeō, spectō, quaesō, circumspiciō
    Antonyms: āversor, abhorreō, dēclīnō
  5. (Medieval Latin) I understand
  6. (Medieval Latin) I hear
  7. (Medieval Latin) I think, believe
  8. (Medieval Latin) I go to, travel
  9. (Medieval Latin with dative) I obey


  • intēnsus occurs as a rare form of the perfect participle.
   Conjugation of intendō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intendō intendis intendit intendimus intenditis intendunt
imperfect intendēbam intendēbās intendēbat intendēbāmus intendēbātis intendēbant
future intendam intendēs intendet intendēmus intendētis intendent
perfect intendī intendistī intendit intendimus intendistis intendērunt,
pluperfect intenderam intenderās intenderat intenderāmus intenderātis intenderant
future perfect intenderō intenderis intenderit intenderimus intenderitis intenderint
passive present intendor intenderis,
intenditur intendimur intendiminī intenduntur
imperfect intendēbar intendēbāris,
intendēbātur intendēbāmur intendēbāminī intendēbantur
future intendar intendēris,
intendētur intendēmur intendēminī intendentur
perfect intentus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect intentus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect intentus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intendam intendās intendat intendāmus intendātis intendant
imperfect intenderem intenderēs intenderet intenderēmus intenderētis intenderent
perfect intenderim intenderīs intenderit intenderīmus intenderītis intenderint
pluperfect intendissem intendissēs intendisset intendissēmus intendissētis intendissent
passive present intendar intendāris,
intendātur intendāmur intendāminī intendantur
imperfect intenderer intenderēris,
intenderētur intenderēmur intenderēminī intenderentur
perfect intentus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect intentus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intende intendite
future intenditō intenditō intenditōte intenduntō
passive present intendere intendiminī
future intenditor intenditor intenduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives intendere intendisse intentūrum esse intendī intentum esse intentum īrī
participles intendēns intentūrus intentus intendendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
intendendī intendendō intendendum intendendō intentum intentū

Derived terms[edit]



  • intendo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intendo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intendo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • intendere in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to journey towards a place: iter aliquo dirigere, intendere
    • to gaze intently all around: in omnes partes aciem (oculorum) intendere
    • to direct one's attention..: cogitationem, animum in aliquid intendere (Acad. 4. 46)
    • to go to law with, sue a person: litem alicui intendere
  • intendo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016