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Synonyms for aim
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, use, design, determination, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading

  2. aim, object, objective, target(noun)

    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, quarry, design, physical object, object lens, mark, butt, target area, object, prey, objective lens, intent, object glass, target, fair game, bearing, purpose, heading

  3. aim(noun)

    the action of directing something at an object

    "he took aim and fired"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, target, objective, heading, object, design, intention, bearing, intent

  4. bearing, heading, aim(verb)

    the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, bearing, design, armorial bearing, comportment, gallery, header, carriage, drift, posture, object, charge, presence, intent, target, mien, heraldic bearing, head, purpose, heading

  5. aim, take, train, take aim, direct(verb)

    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

    "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, occupy, subscribe to, rent, withdraw, shoot for, organise, lead, ingest, develop, mastermind, take aim, carry, deal, assume, engineer, have, hold, choose, learn, fill, aspire, civilise, calculate, prepare, consume, drive, hire, condition, place, consider, need, study, civilize, pick out, steer, send, contract, adopt, film, remove, purpose, rail, orchestrate, lease, take on, discipline, point, train, check, trail, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, demand, coach, channelize, cultivate, manoeuvre, head, get, channelise, get hold of, propose, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, educate, submit, convey, shoot, direct, charter, manoeuver, contain, address, draw a bead on, target, subscribe, groom, necessitate, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, organize, accept, purport, guide, admit, ask, maneuver, conduct, school

  6. aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)

    propose or intend

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, shoot for, place, pop the question, draw a bead on, aspire, drive, advise, purport, declare oneself, take aim, project, propose, resolve, direct, train, get, take, target, calculate, nominate, point, purpose, offer

  7. drive, get, aim(verb)

    move into a desired direction of discourse

    "What are you driving at?"

    Synonyms:
    take, make, start, mystify, experience, develop, take aim, force, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, calculate, scram, beat back, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, fix, pay back, repulse, stick, suffer, beat, force back, set about, get down, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, shoot for, dumbfound, stupefy, push back, point, train, arrest, propose, ride, bring, bewilder, mother, motor, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, aspire, generate, labour, find, amaze, baffle, produce, draw a bead on, vex, start out, pose, capture, induce, direct, perplex, get under one's skin, gravel, begin, fetch, labor, ram, father, repel, commence, target, arrive, set out, convey, purpose, acquire, come, pay off, purport, bugger off, tug, cause, push, place, nonplus

  8. calculate, aim, direct(verb)

    specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

    Synonyms:
    figure, bet, look, get, organise, work out, head, target, lead, maneuver, take, estimate, place, mastermind, point, reckon, purpose, compute, take aim, depend, train, calculate, engineer, manoeuver, aspire, address, manoeuvre, direct, count, drive, organize, channelize, propose, shoot for, draw a bead on, channelise, send, conduct, purport, cypher, orchestrate, forecast, cipher, guide, account, steer, count on

  9. target, aim, place, direct, point(verb)

    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

    "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

    Synonyms:
    charge, taper, drive, repoint, rank, channelise, get, put, localize, organise, range, commit, target, lead, station, sharpen, maneuver, take, place, signal, designate, point, come in, betoken, position, grade, steer, purpose, take aim, show, train, lay, calculate, engineer, manoeuver, purport, aspire, address, manoeuvre, direct, level, head, identify, organize, channelize, propose, luff, shoot for, draw a bead on, conduct, post, invest, bespeak, locate, rate, orient, send, orchestrate, mastermind, come out, set, guide, order, site, pose, localise, indicate

  10. aim(verb)

    direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

    "She wanted to aim a pun"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, take, get, take aim, aspire, train, shoot for, direct, draw a bead on, purport, point, place, target, calculate, drive, propose

  11. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for(verb)

    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

    Synonyms:
    shoot for, drive, aspire, purport, place, draw a bead on, take aim, propose, direct, train, get, take, target, calculate, point, purpose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aim

    The aim is the direction in which one shoots, or sometimes that which is aimed at. The mark is that at which one shoots; the goal, that toward which one runs. All alike indicate the direction of endeavor. The end is the point at which one expects or hopes to close his labors; the object, that which he would grasp as the reward of his labors. Aspiration, design, endeavor, purpose, referring to the mental acts by which the aim is attained, are often used as interchangeable with aim. Aspiration applies to what are viewed as noble aims; endeavor, design, intention, purpose, indifferently to the best or worst. Aspiration has less of decision than the other terms; one may aspire to an object, and yet lack the fixedness of purpose by which alone it can be attained. Purpose is stronger than intention. Design especially denotes the adaptation of means to an end; endeavor refers to the exertions by which it is to be attained. One whose aims are worthy, whose aspirations are high, whose designs are wise, and whose purposes are steadfast, may hope to reach the goal of his ambition, and will surely win some object worthy of a life's endeavor. Compare AMBITION; DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    aspiration, design, determination, end, end, endeavor, endeavor, goal, inclination, intent, intention, mark, object, purpose, tendency

    Antonyms:
    aimlessness, avoidance, carelessness, heedlessness, neglect, negligence, oversight, purposelessness, thoughtlessness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aim(n)

    Synonyms:
    tendency, intent, aspiration, bent, drift, object, scope, goal, purpose, mark, end, design, intention

    Antonyms:
    shunning, disregarding, disaffecting, overlooking, avoiding

  2. aim(v)

    Synonyms:
    seek, level, propose, design, affect, intend, mean, purpose

    Antonyms:
    shun, disregard, disaffect, ignore, overlook, avoid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aim(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, level, point

  2. aim(n.)

    Synonyms:
    direction, course, bearing, tendency, bent, proclivity

  3. aim(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intention, intent, purpose, design, reason, view, object, end, scope, drift, goal, point, final cause

  4. aim(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intend, purpose, design, mean

  5. aim(n.)

    Synonyms:
    crave, affect, yearn for, aspire at, aspire after, endeavor after, be at, drive at, propose to one's self, have in view, have in one's eye, have an eye to, strive for, attempt to reach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aim(n)

    Synonyms:
    object, purpose, design, aspiration, end, goal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "aim":

    objective, goal, purpose, target, object, intention, end, order, ambition, view, intent, objectives, meta, seek, goals, purposes, strive, aims, lens

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Aim":

    Andy Turner, Aim UK

How to pronounce aim?

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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say aim in sign language?

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How to use aim in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.

  2. Wang Jianlin:

    We aim to become the best football competition in Asia, we will use all possible measures to ensure we achieve this.

  3. Nicolas Busson:

    We are growing rapidly in terms of users, employees, and number of rides, the aim is to build a standalone company that will be here a long time and become an iconic company in Europe.

  4. Tarek Saab:

    We have determined the (executives') presumed responsibility for a series of irregularities, for aiding and concealing attacks against the Venezuelan currency with the aim of demolishing the Venezuelan currency.

  5. Gary L. Francione, (American Legal Philosopher), Reaction to quote by Joseph Joubert:

    An aim of an argument should be progress, but progress ultimately means little without victory.


Translations for aim

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  • هدفArabic
  • маҡсат, ниәтBashkir
  • прицелвам се, намерение, стремя се, цел, целя се, домогвам се, прицелBulgarian
  • apuntarCatalan, Valencian
  • záměr, zamýšletCzech
  • rette, sigteDanish
  • zielen, ZielGerman
  • στόχος, σκόπευση, σκοπός, σημάδιGreek
  • intención, objetivo, dirigir, pretender, apuntar, lazarSpanish
  • pyrkiä, aikomus, tähdätä, maali, tähtäyspiste, tavoite, tarkoitus, tähtäysFinnish
  • viser, objectif, cibleFrench
  • aimsighIrish
  • amas, amaisScottish Gaelic
  • लक्ष्यHindi
  • skopo, apuntarIdo
  • puntareItalian
  • 狙う, 目標, 目的, 目指すJapanese
  • មានបំណង, តម្រង់Khmer
  • biichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • whāinga, kero, whakakekoMāori
  • ലക്ഷ്യംMalayalam
  • توجوان, tujuanMalay
  • bedoeling, doel, richten, oogmerkDutch
  • MåletNorwegian
  • cel, celować, mierzyćPolish
  • pontaria, mirar, alvo, objetivo, apontarPortuguese
  • țintă, intenție, cătare, țel, scop, obiectiv, idealRomanian
  • целиться, стремиться, нацеливать, цель, намерение, метить, направлять, прицеливаться, домогатьсяRussian
  • sikte, siktaSwedish
  • lengo, kulenga, gharadhiSwahili
  • లక్ష్యముTelugu

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