purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)
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"
intention, objective, use, design, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading
aim, object, objective, target(noun)
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
intention, aim, objective, quarry, design, physical object, object lens, mark, butt, target area, object, prey, objective lens, intent, object glass, target, fair game, bearing, purpose, heading
the action of directing something at an object
"he took aim and fired"
bearing, heading, aim(verb)
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
intention, aim, objective, bearing, design, armorial bearing, comportment, gallery, header, carriage, drift, posture, object, charge, presence, intent, target, mien, heraldic bearing, head, purpose, heading
aim, take, train, take aim, direct(verb)
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"
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, aim, 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
aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
suggest, aim, 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
drive, get, aim(verb)
move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
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, aim, 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
calculate, aim, direct(verb)
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
figure, bet, look, get, organise, work out, head, target, lead, maneuver, take, estimate, place, mastermind, point, aim, 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
target, aim, place, direct, point(verb)
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"
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, aim, 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
direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
"She wanted to aim a pun"
draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for(verb)
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for aim
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- маҡсат, ниәтBashkir
- прицелвам се, намерение, стремя се, цел, целя се, домогвам се, прицелBulgarian
- apuntarCatalan, Valencian
- záměr, zamýšletCzech
- rette, sigteDanish
- zielen, ZielGerman
- στόχος, σκόπευση, σκοπός, σημάδιGreek
- intención, objetivo, dirigir, pretender, apuntar, lazarSpanish
- pyrkiä, aikomus, tähdätä, maali, tähtäyspiste, tavoite, tarkoitus, tähtäysFinnish
- viser, objectif, cibleFrench
- amas, amaisScottish Gaelic
- skopo, apuntarIdo
- 狙う, 目標, 目的, 目指すJapanese
- មានបំណង, តម្រង់Khmer
- biichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whāinga, kero, whakakekoMāori
- توجوان, tujuanMalay
- bedoeling, doel, richten, oogmerkDutch
- cel, celować, mierzyćPolish
- pontaria, mirar, alvo, objetivo, apontarPortuguese
- țintă, intenție, cătare, țel, scop, obiectiv, idealRomanian
- целиться, стремиться, нацеливать, цель, намерение, метить, направлять, прицеливаться, домогатьсяRussian
- sikte, siktaSwedish
- lengo, kulenga, gharadhiSwahili
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