English Thesaurus
(verb) 
He was aiming for the 100 metres world record.
Synonyms
try for
, ,
seek
He also denied that he would seek to annex the country.
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work for
,
plan for
, ,
aspire to
people who aspire to public office
,
wish for
They wished for a son or daughter to carry on the family business.
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have designs on
,
set your sights on
(verb) 
Definition
to propose or intend
I didn't aim to get caught.
Synonyms
mean
I didn't mean to hurt you.
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attempt
We attempted to do something like that here.
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propose
I propose to spend my entire life travelling.
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intend
She intends to do A levels and go to university.
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resolve
She resolved to report the matter.
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purpose
His life went in the direction that he purposed.
(verb) 
Definition
to point (a weapon or missile) or direct (a blow or remark) at a particular person or object
He was aiming the rifle at me.
Synonyms
point
A man pointed a gun at them and pulled the trigger.
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level
She levelled her gaze on the summit.
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train
She trained her binoculars on the horizon.
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direct
He directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
, ,
take aim (at)
(noun) 
Definition
intention or purpose
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
Synonyms
intention
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
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end
another policy designed to achieve the same end
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point
What's the point of all these questions?
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plan
Her plan was to teach the children at home.
, ,
mark
The second shot missed its mark completely.
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goal
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
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design
Is there some design in having him here?
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target
school leavers who fail to reach their targets
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wish
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
, ,
purpose
They are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve their purpose.
, , ,
object
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
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objective
His objective was to play golf and win.
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ambition
My ambition is to sail round the world.
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intent
a statement of intent on arms control
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aspiration
the needs and aspirations of our pupils
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Holy Grail (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
the action of directing something at an object
He used his left hand to steady his aim.
Synonyms
aiming
,
directing
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of ambition
Definition
something so desired
My ambition is to sail round the world.
Synonyms
in the sense of aspiration
Definition
a strong desire or aim
the needs and aspirations of our pupils
in the sense of aspire to
people who aspire to public office
Synonyms
aim for,
hope for,
long for,
seek out,
dream about,
yearn for,
hunger for,
be eager for,
set your heart on,
set your sights on,
be ambitious for

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