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What is another word for meant?

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Done with a given intention in mind
“The surprise was meant as a gift for his co-star, but obviously, it was just as much of a treat for The Office fans.”
Certain or predestined to be or do something
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“Perhaps, it was all just meant to be.”
According to expectations
“They knew that their son had to do what was meant of him.”
Designated or intended for a given target or destination
Suggested without being stated directly
Felt or believed genuinely and deeply
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(rare) To have had in mind as a purpose
“Cersei and Jaime probably didn't mean to have kids, but that's how it happened to pan out.”
Past tense for to signify or convey an object or idea
“The refrigerator is almost empty, which will mean I have to go shopping for groceries again.”
(usually used in past participle form) Past tense for to design or destine for a particular purpose
“The provision which I mean for him will be a humble one, and he will need to rely upon his own efforts.”
Past tense for to have as a consequence or result
“The expected boom in the economy will mean greater prosperity for everyone.”
Past tense for to have as a necessity due to a given circumstance
“The impending deadline will mean us having to work harder than ever to meet it.”
Past tense for to be important (to)
“It would mean a lot to me if you agreed to be my bridesmaid at my wedding.”
Past tense for to foretell based on available information
“When the clouds are dark and heavy, that will mean an approaching storm.”
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