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intend something as something

to mean something to serve as something. We intend this money as a gift. Do not even think about paying it back. This money is intended as a gift.
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intend something for someone or something

to mean for someone or something to get something. I intended this one for you. I'm sorry I failed to give it to you in time. Aunt Em intended this cake for the county fair, but you can have it instead.
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References in classic literature ?
Do you intend devoting it to charitable purposes, then?
You only intend, then, to dispose of that part of your fortune which the law allows you to subtract from the inheritance of your son?
A permanent union is precisely what a couple intend when they marry.
Surely the company did not intend to ship equipment to a fake colonel and suffer the loss of the equipment.
The companies announced that they intend to develop and implement joint solutions across a range of Nokia business terminals, including the Nokia 6800, as well as Symbian-based devices like the Nokia 9210i Communicator, and the Nokia 7650.
The person may say they want to be in a monogamous relationship, but they never really intend to be faithful, or they never intended the marriage to be permanent, or they never intend to have children.
Compared with women who plan to have their baby delivered in a hospital, women who intend to have their baby delivered by a professional provider at home have a greater likelihood of complications during and after labor and delivery, and their newborn has an increased risk of compromised health.
The insured argued that although he intended to strike the man, he did not intend to cause the severe injuries that resulted.