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Another word for aim

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Verb
  1. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

      1. To cause to lie down:
      2. To place in or bring to a particular position:
      3. To bury.
      1. To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. Relative position or rank on a scale:
      2. A relative degree, as of achievement, intensity, or concentration:
      3. A natural or proper position, place, or stage:
      1. The uppermost or forwardmost part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.
      2. The analogous part of an invertebrate organism.
      3. The length or height of such a part:
      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
    See also:

    seek

  2. To strive toward a goal

  3. To have in mind as a goal or purpose

      1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
      2. A person of great mental ability:
      3. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection:
      1. An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice.
      2. Something aimed or fired at.
      3. An object of criticism or verbal attack.
      1. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
      2. Determination; resolution:
      3. To intend or resolve:
      1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
      2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
      3. To offer (a toast to be drunk).
      1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
      2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
      3. A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
      1. To be used to convey; denote:
      2. To act as a symbol of; signify or represent:
      3. To intend to convey or indicate:
      1. To have in mind; plan:
      2. To design for a specific purpose:
      3. To have in mind for a particular use:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
      2. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
      3. To have in mind as an intention or possibility:
Noun
  1. What one intends to do or achieve

      1. For what purpose, reason, or cause; with what intention, justification, or motive:
      2. The reason, cause, or purpose for which:
      3. On account of which; for which.
      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. Field of vision:
      3. A scene or vista:
      1. An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice.
      2. Something aimed or fired at.
      3. An object of criticism or verbal attack.
      1. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
      2. Determination; resolution:
      3. To intend or resolve:
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real:
      2. Based on observable phenomena; empirical:
      3. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices:
      1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
      2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
      3. A limiting factor that must be considered:
      1. The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
      2. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
      3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. The action or fact of intending:
      2. An aim that guides action; an objective:
      3. Purpose with respect to marriage:
      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
      2. A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
      3. A play or shot that sends a ball or puck into or through the goal.
      1. Either extremity of something that has length:
      2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
      3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
      2. The object or goal desired:
      3. Desire for exertion or activity; energy:
  2. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. The general course or character of something:
      2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
      3. The general meaning; the purport or drift:
      1. A characteristic likelihood:
      2. A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way:
      3. A characteristic pattern or point of view:
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess:
      2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
      3. Intention; purpose:
      1. The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
      2. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
      3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. Something that is carried.
      2. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
      3. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
    See also:

    meaning

Another word for aim

Noun
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
      1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
      2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
      3. A limiting factor that must be considered:
      1. The action or fact of intending:
      2. An aim that guides action; an objective:
      3. Purpose with respect to marriage:
Verb
  1. To direct one's effort

      1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
      2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
      3. To offer (a toast to be drunk).
      1. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
      2. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
      1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      2. Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.
      3. To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort:
  2. To point a weapon

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