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aim

 
 
pronunciation:
eIm
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: aims, aiming, aimed
definition 1: to point carefully with the hope of hitting something or someone.
He carefully aimed the gun at the target.
 
synonyms:
direct, level, point
similar words:
beam, focus, target, train
definition 2: to point or position.
She aimed the camera toward the movie star and snapped a picture.
synonyms:
place, position
similar words:
arrange, point, prepare, shine
definition 3: to direct toward or intend for.
He aimed his remarks at me.
synonyms:
address, direct, level
similar words:
design, intend, mean, point, target, train
definition 4: to intend or try (often followed by "to" or "at").
We aim to finish our book reports tomorrow.
synonyms:
strive, try
similar words:
aspire
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of aiming.
Her aim is perfect every time she shoots the arrow.
synonyms:
pointing, positioning
definition 2: intention; purpose; goal.
My aim this month is to finish planting my garden.
synonyms:
end, goal, intent, intention, objective, purpose
similar words:
ambition, object, plan, point, spirit, target
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