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in the sense of objective
Definition
an aim or purpose
His objective was to play golf and win.
Synonyms
aim,
end,
Holy Grail (informal),
end in view,
why and wherefore
in the sense of plan
Her plan was to teach the children at home.
in the sense of propose
Definition
to intend (to do something)
I propose to spend my entire life travelling.
Synonyms
aim,
have in mind,
have every intention
in the sense of purpose
Definition
to intend or determine to do (something)
His life went in the direction that he purposed.
Synonyms
aim,
think to,
aspire,
work towards,
commit yourself,
have a mind to,
set your sights on
in the sense of purpose
Definition
a fixed design or idea that is the object of an action
They are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve their purpose.
in the sense of resolve
Definition
to decide or determine firmly
She resolved to report the matter.
in the sense of seek
Definition
to try (to do something)
He also denied that he would seek to annex the country.
Synonyms
try,
aim,
essay (formal),
have a go at (informal),
in the sense of target
Definition
a fixed goal or objective
school leavers who fail to reach their targets
Synonyms
aim,
end,
Holy Grail (informal)
in the sense of train
Definition
to focus on or aim at (something)
She trained her binoculars on the horizon.
Synonyms
aim,
line up,
turn on,
fix on,
zero in,
bring to bear
in the sense of wish
Definition
a desire, often for something impossible or improbable
Clearly she had no wish for his company.

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Thesaurus for aim from the Collins English Thesaurus
Life on the edge
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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