aim noun (INTENTION)

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  • aimOur aim in protesting is to raise awareness of the unfairness of the system.
  • goalMy goal in life has always been to be financially independent.
  • objectiveOne of my objectives for this year is to increase sales.
  • targetIf you meet your sales targets you will receive a generous bonus.
  • dreamWhen I was growing up my dream was to perform in front of millions of people.
  • hopeMy hope is that there will be some kind of positive outcome to this process.

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aim noun (POINTING)

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aim verb (INTEND)

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aim verb (POINT)

Let’s aim for (= go in the direction of) Benningtonfirst, and then we’ll have a look at the map.

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(Definition of aim from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of aim


But the list of lies and techniques aimed at seducing the consumer seemed never-ending.

The council is aiming to institute citywide caps on stores and cultivation facilities.

The new “overall hospital quality” star rating aimed to combine the government’s disparate efforts to measure hospital care into one easy-to-grasp metric.

I don’t she even aimed at the guy before pulling the trigger!

But it said it will aim to push long-term interest rates higher.

It’s another to attempt something as exposed and sincere as rocking out while also aiming to inspire.

Tracking fish aims to clear up these mysteries of the sea.

This time, it takes aim at on both the obnoxious realtor and the pre-teen geek demographic — and totally nails them.

That healthcare law inspired outraged protesters and a political movement aimed at overthrowing the political elites.

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But it will do it all with the aim of demonstrating the need for campaign finance reform.

For him there is only one thing in human life to aim at.

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Translations of aim

in Chinese (Traditional)

打算, 目標,目的, 意圖…

in Chinese (Simplified)

打算, 目标,目的, 意图…

in Spanish

objetivo, aspirar, pretender…

in Portuguese

objetivo, ter o objetivo/a intenção de, apontar…

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amaç, hedef, silahla nişan almak…

pointer sur, viser, aspirer à…

objectiu, aspirar, pretendre…

هَدَف, يَهدُف, يُصَوِّب عَلَى…

(za)mířit, usilovat o, schopnost mířit…

sigte, have til hensigt, hensigt…

membidik, bermaksud, bidikan…

เล็งเป้าหมาย, ตั้งเป้า, ความตั้งใจ…

nhắm, tập trung vào, ý định…

zielen (mit), anstreben, das Zielen…

sikte, rette, ha til hensikt…

scopo, proposito, aspirare…

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