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Synonyms for goal
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Wiktionary

  1. goalnoun

    Synonyms:
    objective, purpose, aspiration, ambition

  2. goalnoun

    A result that one is attempting to achieve.

    Synonyms:
    ambition, aspiration, objective, purpose

  3. goalnoun

    In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.

    Synonyms:
    objective, ambition, purpose, aspiration

  4. goalnoun

    The act of placing the object into the goal.

    Synonyms:
    purpose, aspiration, objective, ambition

  5. goalnoun

    A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.

    Synonyms:
    aspiration, ambition, purpose, objective

  6. goalnoun

    A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer.

    Synonyms:
    ambition, objective, aspiration, purpose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. goal

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goal, endnoun

    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

    "the ends justify the means"

    Synonyms:
    remnant, death, end, final stage, closing, conclusion, close, finish, destruction, oddment, remainder, last, ending, destination, terminal

  2. finish, destination, goalnoun

    the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

    "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

    Synonyms:
    refinement, coating, last, polish, finale, culture, ending, end, cultivation, finish, close, finis, finishing, stopping point, address, terminus, destination, name and address, conclusion

  3. goalnoun

    game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

    Synonyms:
    destination, end, finish

  4. goalnoun

    a successful attempt at scoring

    "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

    Synonyms:
    destination, end, finish

Editors Contribution

  1. macguffin

    something a protagonist desires.

    "kitty's goal was to have her breakfast"

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. goalnoun

    Synonyms:
    post (set to bound a race), mark

  2. goalnoun

    Synonyms:
    object, end, design, destination, aim, height of one's ambition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. goalnoun

    Synonyms:
    bourne, end, aim, destination

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How to use goal in a sentence?

  1. Ja Morant:

    Our goal is to win the championship, and I feel like as long as we stay locked in, continue to grow together, play together, that goal can be achieved, we just got to stay the course, take it day by day and let it play out.

  2. Gary Cohn:

    You know, Macron and the president have somewhat different views on how to achieve the end goal, but I think the end goal is the same.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    One thing that’s clear is that the issue of getting 100 million doses in the first 100 days is absolutely a doable thing, the feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear. There’s no doubt about that, that that can be done.

  4. Derek Carr:

    My goal was n’t just to make the playoffs. It was a part of it, but you always have bigger goals and bigger dreams and you’re always trying to achieve more. So, for me, it’s exciting, but still trying to keep that laser focus on the job at hand.

  5. Dong Tao:

    We think that the government aims to support both the real economy and the capital market, the timing of the PBoC's move is rather market-friendly and seems to incorporate the goal of reducing market volatility and providing support for market sentiment.


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