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noun aim pronunciation in British English /eɪm/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the thing that you hope to achieve by doing something
    aim of: The aim of this project is to help patients to be more independent.
    with the aim of doing something: We visit schools with the aim of getting young people interested in the theatre.
    someone’s aim is to do something: My main aim on this course is to gain confidence.
    achieve/fulfil/pursue your aims: The group was committed to achieving its aims through peaceful means.
    aims and objectives (=things that you intend to achieve): We need to clarify the aims and objectives of the project.
  2. 2
    [singular] your ability to hit something when you throw, kick, or shoot something at it
    My aim wasn’t very good and the ball went over the fence.


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