aim - definition and synonyms


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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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