Synonyms of 'aim'
in the sense of attempt
to make an effort (to do or achieve something)We attempted to do something like that here.
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
an intentionIs there some design in having him here?
in the sense of direct
to address (a look or remark) at someoneHe directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
in the sense of end
the purpose of an actionanother policy designed to achieve the same end
in the sense of goal
an aim or purposeThe goal is to raise as much money as possible.
in the sense of intend
to have as one's purposeShe intends to do A levels and go to university.
in the sense of intent
something that is intendeda statement of intent on arms control
in the sense of level
to aim (a weapon) horizontallyShe levelled her gaze on the summit.
in the sense of mark
a target or goalThe second shot missed its mark completely.
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Thesaurus for aim from the Collins English Thesaurus
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