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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 ?
There is no doubt at all that this is the future of machinery, and just as trees grow while the country gentleman is asleep, so while Humanity will be amusing itself, or enjoying cultivated leisure - which, and not labour, is the aim of man - or making beautiful things, or reading beautiful things, or simply contemplating the world with admiration and delight, machinery will be doing all the necessary and unpleasant work.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
I had sadly broken sleep when I got to bed, through thinking of the strange man taking aim at me with his invisible gun, and of the guiltily coarse and common thing it was, to be on secret terms of conspiracy with convicts - a feature in my low career that I had previously forgotten.
He then took his aim with some deliberation, and the multitude awaited the event in breathless silence.
Malbihn, sore hit, took longer in aiming, nor was his aim as sure as formerly.
Hector and Ulysses measured the ground, and cast lots from a helmet of bronze to see which should take aim first.
Menelaus next took aim, praying to Father Jove as he did so.
The nerves of the wood-chopper were not so easily shaken, and he took his aim with the utmost deliberation.
There was not much excitement produced by the preparations of the youth, who proceeded in a hurried manner to take his aim, and was in the act of pulling the trigger, when he was stopped by Natty.
If you will fire, you should shoot quick, before there is time to shake off the aim.
The upward direction of the aim lessened the justness of the shots as well as their range.
At length one presented himself; he was a sharp- shooter of the regiment of Picardy, named Luzerne, who took aim at the animal, fired, and hit him in the quarters, for we saw the blood redden the hair of the horse.
Then he stood erect upon the swaying branch a hundred feet above the ground, and, raising one of the Arab guns to his shoulder, took careful aim and fired.
and tries to atone for the failure by taking a more correct and vicious aim.
Then withdrawing into the road, and taking aim, he resumes:-