intelligence noun

1 ability to understand

ADJ. acute, considerable, great, high a writer with an acute intelligence This essay shows considerable intelligence. | quick | average, normal | limited, low | innate, native | human | artificial Computer scientists study artificial intelligence.

VERB + INTELLIGENCE have At least he had the intelligence to turn off the gas. | demonstrate, show | use


2 information

ADJ. secret We've obtained secret intelligence about enemy plans. | reliable | military Military intelligence is gathered using sophisticated technology. | criminal

VERB + INTELLIGENCE collect, gather

INTELLIGENCE + NOUN agency, service He works for the French intelligence service. | officer | gathering His unit was responsible for intelligence gathering in North Africa. | report | operation