aim adds to these implications of effort directed toward attaining or accomplishing.
her aim was to raise film to an art form
end stresses the intended effect of action often in distinction or contrast to the action or means as such.
willing to use any means to achieve his end
object may equal end but more often applies to a more individually determined wish or need.
his constant object was the achievement of pleasure
objective implies something tangible and immediately attainable.
their objective is to seize the oil fields
goal suggests something attained only by prolonged effort and hardship.
worked years to reach her goals
Examples of goal in a Sentence
He set a goal for himself of exercising at least three times a week.
Her primary goal is to get a college degree.
We all share a common goal.
She pursued her goal of starting her own business.
The company has instituted several new policies with the goal of reducing waste.
Last month he had 10 goals and six assists.
She scored the winning goal in the game's final minute. See More
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