Synonyms of 'aim'
He was aiming for the 100 metres world record.
to propose or intendI didn't aim to get caught.
to point (a weapon or missile) or direct (a blow or remark) at a particular person or objectHe was aiming the rifle at me.
intention or purposea research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
another policy designed to achieve the same end
What's the point of all these questions?
Her plan was to teach the children at home.
The second shot missed its mark completely.
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
Is there some design in having him here?
school leavers who fail to reach their targets
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
purpose, , ,
They are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve their purpose.
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
His objective was to play golf and win.
My ambition is to sail round the world.
a statement of intent on arms control
the needs and aspirations of our pupils
Holy Grail (informal)
the action of directing something at an objectHe used his left hand to steady his aim.
See aim something at something or someone
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in the sense of ambition
something so desiredMy ambition is to sail round the world.
in the sense of aspiration
a strong desire or aimthe needs and aspirations of our pupils
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