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.
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