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aim

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aim

  1. something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <the main aim of a trip to the city is to shop for school clothes, but we always go to the artisans' market, too> Synonyms goal, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way




aim

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of aim

  1. 1 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal <the anti-drug campaign was aimed primarily at preteens> Synonyms bend, cast, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, train Related Words sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steer Near Antonyms avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack

  2. 2 to have in mind as a purpose or goal <aimed to have his paper all done in time to go to the movies> Synonyms intend, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purposeRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform




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