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  1. [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"
    Synonyms: purpose, intent, intention, design

  2. [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"
    Synonyms: object, objective, target

  3. [noun] the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"

  4. [noun] the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    Synonyms: bearing, heading

  5. [verb] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"
    Synonyms: take, train, take direct

  6. [verb] propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
    Synonyms: purpose, purport, propose

  7. [verb] move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
    Synonyms: drive, get

  8. [verb] specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    Synonyms: calculate, direct

  9. [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"
    Synonyms: target, place, direct, point

  10. [verb] direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"

  11. [verb] have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    Synonyms: draw a bead on, aspire, shoot for


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