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Synonyms for aim
eɪmaim

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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. aimnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    shunning, disregarding, disaffecting, overlooking, avoiding

  2. aimverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    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, 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"

    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. aimnoun

    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, aimverb

    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, 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"

    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, proposeverb

    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, aimverb

    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, directverb

    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, 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"

    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. aimverb

    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 forverb

    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

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aimnoun

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Aim":

    Andy Turner, Aim UK

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How to use aim in a sentence?

  1. Formula One:

    We have always said that, if it is to have a long-term future, our sport must preserve its historic venues and Silverstone and Great Britain represent the cradle of this sport, formula One is a global sport, held on five continents, watched by an audience of over 500 million fans around the world and our aim is to grow this number by bringing the sport we love to new countries, while also maintaining its roots.

  2. Rani Amir:

    We don’t think it had another aim, the aim was to smuggle oil illegally from Iran to Syria.

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We should always think about and focus on the things that we can control, and not the things that are beyond our control. In my view, Life is like a game of cards, and the hand we are dealt is Determinism; while the way we will play it is Free Will. Let's aim to make it a good one!

  5. Erkan Akkus:

    The aim here is to silence the opposition media ahead of an election, it is wrong to see this as aimed just at our group. They are starting with us to test the waters and if it doesn't spark an outcry, it could then spread to other media groups.


Translations for aim

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  • هدفArabic
  • 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
  • aimsighIrish
  • amas, amaisScottish Gaelic
  • लक्ष्यHindi
  • skopo, apuntarIdo
  • puntareItalian
  • 目指す, 目標, 目的, 狙うJapanese
  • តម្រង់, មានបំណងKhmer
  • biichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • whakakeko, kero, whāingaMāori
  • ലക്ഷ്യംMalayalam
  • tujuan, توجوانMalay
  • bedoeling, richten, doel, oogmerkDutch
  • MåletNorwegian
  • 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
  • లక్ష్యముTelugu

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