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in the sense of attempt
Definition
to make an effort (to do or achieve something)
We attempted to do something like that here.
Synonyms
try,
aim,
take on,
essay (formal),
have a go at (informal),
make an effort,
make an attempt,
have a crack at,
have a shot at (informal),
try your hand at,
do your best to,
jump through hoops (informal),
have a stab at (informal),
take the bit between your teeth
in the sense of design
Definition
an intention
Is there some design in having him here?
in the sense of direct
Definition
to address (a look or remark) at someone
He directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
in the sense of end
Definition
the purpose of an action
another policy designed to achieve the same end
in the sense of goal
Definition
an aim or purpose
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
Synonyms
in the sense of intend
Definition
to have as one's purpose
She intends to do A levels and go to university.
Synonyms
aim,
be resolved or determined,
have in mind or view
in the sense of intent
Definition
something that is intended
a statement of intent on arms control
in the sense of level
Definition
to aim (a weapon) horizontally
She levelled her gaze on the summit.
in the sense of mark
Definition
a target or goal
The second shot missed its mark completely.
in the sense of object
Definition
an aim or purpose
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
Synonyms
aim,
end,
end in view,
end purpose,
the why and wherefore

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The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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