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Synonyms for aim

try for

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point

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aiming

aim something at something or someone

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  • intend for
  • address to
  • mean for
  • direct at
  • target at
  • pitch at

Synonyms for aim

to move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

to strive toward a goal

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to have in mind as a goal or purpose

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

Synonyms for aim

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

the action of directing something at an object

the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

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point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

propose or intend

move into a desired direction of discourse

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specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

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have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

References in classic literature ?
In such a case the literary adventurer is censured, not for having missed the mark at which he himself aimed, but for not having shot off his shaft in a direction he never thought of.
However, an unlucky school-boy aimed a hazel nut directly at my head, which very narrowly missed me; otherwise it came with so much violence, that it would have infallibly knocked out my brains, for it was almost as large as a small pumpkin, but I had the satisfaction to see the young rogue well beaten, and turned out of the room.
The fact is I was born to be an example of misfortune, and the target and mark at which the arrows of adversity are aimed and directed.
Plato was not, like Xenophon, a chronicler of facts; he does not appear in any of his writings to have aimed at literal accuracy.
Not only many of the officers of government, who obeyed the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose ambition aimed at objects which did not correspond with the public good, were indefatigable in their efforts to pursuade the people to reject the advice of that patriotic Congress.