Synonyms for aim
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote
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.
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purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun
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"
intention, objective, use, design, determination, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading
aim, object, objective, targetnoun
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
the action of directing something at an object
"he took aim and fired"
bearing, heading, aimverb
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
intention, objective, bearing, design, armorial bearing, comportment, gallery, header, carriage, drift, posture, object, charge, presence, intent, target, mien, heraldic bearing, head, purpose, heading
aim, take, train, take aim, directverb
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"
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
aim, purpose, purport, proposeverb
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
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
drive, get, aimverb
move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
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
calculate, aim, directverb
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
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
target, aim, place, direct, pointverb
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"
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
direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
"She wanted to aim a pun"
draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot forverb
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
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The result of this arbitration will not impact China's sovereignty, rights or jurisdiction over the South China Sea under historical facts and international law, from this ruling you can see the Philippines' aim in presenting the case is not to resolve the dispute. Its aim is to deny China's rights in the South China Sea and confirm its own rights in the South China Sea.
In the long run, you hit only what you aim at: Therefore aim high.
They understand the complexity of their task. How difficult it will be to come up with something tangible, so they will not aim to create a centralized leadership that reflects who controls the ground because this will be impossible. They will aim to produce a centralized leadership that has reasonable, rational thinking and can sit at the table.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.
Translations for aim
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- маҡсат, ниәтBashkir
- домогвам се, цел, целя се, стремя се, намерение, прицел, прицелвам сеBulgarian
- apuntarCatalan, Valencian
- záměr, zamýšletCzech
- rette, sigteDanish
- Ziel, zielenGerman
- σημάδι, σκοπός, σκόπευση, στόχοςGreek
- pretender, dirigir, objetivo, lazar, apuntar, intenciónSpanish
- tavoite, tähtäys, tähdätä, aikomus, maali, tähtäyspiste, tarkoitus, pyrkiäFinnish
- objectif, cible, viserFrench
- amas, amaisScottish Gaelic
- skopo, apuntarIdo
- 目指す, 目標, 目的, 狙うJapanese
- តម្រង់, មានបំណងKhmer
- biichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whakakeko, kero, whāingaMāori
- tujuan, توجوانMalay
- bedoeling, richten, doel, oogmerkDutch
- celować, cel, mierzyćPolish
- mirar, pontaria, apontar, alvo, objetivoPortuguese
- intenție, cătare, țel, ideal, obiectiv, țintă, scopRomanian
- направлять, метить, нацеливать, домогаться, прицеливаться, целиться, стремиться, намерение, цельRussian
- sikte, siktaSwedish
- gharadhi, lengo, kulengaSwahili
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