In November 2010, he staged airlifts of Italian women to Libya, intending to pair them off with eligible Libyan bachelors.
To avoid blame, Cantor claimed that the Democrats were intending to do the same and he just wanted to preempt them.
The night before he bought a lot of crack-cocaine on credit with no way to pay, intending to kill himself after smoking.
c.1300, "direct one's attention to," from Old French entendre, intendre "to direct one's attention" (in Modern French principally "to hear"), from Latin intendere "turn one's attention, strain," literally "stretch out, extend," from in- "toward" (see in- (2)) + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "have as a plan" (late 14c.) was present in Latin. A Germanic word for this was ettle, from Old Norse ætla "to think, conjecture, propose," from Proto-Germanic *ahta "consideration, attention" (cf. Old English eaht, German acht). Intended (n.) "one's intended husband or wife" is from 1767.