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aim



I - noun
1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (Freq. 12)
- his intent was to provide a new translation
- good intentions are not enough
- it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
- he made no secret of his designs
Syn:
purpose, intent, intention, design
Derivationally related forms:
design (for: design), intend (for: intent), purpose (for: purpose)
Hypernyms:
goal, end
Hyponyms:
mind, idea, cross-purpose, final cause, sake,
view, will
2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) (Freq. 4)
- the sole object of her trip was to see her children
Syn:
object, objective, target
Derivationally related forms:
target (for: target)
Hypernyms:
goal, end
Hyponyms:
grail, business, point, thing
3. the action of directing something at an object (Freq. 4)
- he took aim and fired
Hypernyms:
steering, guidance, direction
4. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
Syn:
bearing, heading
Derivationally related forms:
head (for: heading)
Hypernyms:
direction, way
Hyponyms:
tack

II - verb
1. point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (Freq. 8)
- Please don't aim at your little brother!
- He trained his gun on the burglar
- Don't train your camera on the women
- Take a swipe at one's opponent
Syn:
take, train, take aim, direct
Hypernyms:
position
Hyponyms:
target, place, direct, point, draw a bead on,
hold, turn, swing, charge, level, sight
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something PP
- Somebody ----s PP
2. propose or intend (Freq. 7)
- I aim to arrive at noon
Syn:
purpose, purport, propose
Derivationally related forms:
purport (for: purport), purpose (for: purpose)
Hypernyms:
intend, mean, think
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
3. move into a desired direction of discourse (Freq. 5)
- What are you driving at?
Syn:
drive, get
Derivationally related forms:
drift (for: drive), drive (for: drive)
Hypernyms:
mean, intend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
4. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public (Freq. 3)
Syn:
calculate, direct
Hypernyms:
intend, destine, designate, specify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (Freq. 2)
- He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
- criticism directed at her superior
- direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
Syn:
target, place, direct, point
Derivationally related forms:
place (for: place), target (for: target)
Hypernyms:
take, train, take aim, direct
Hyponyms:
address, range in, home in, zero in
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP (for: point)
- Somebody ----s PP
6. direct (a remark) toward an intended goal (Freq. 2)
- She wanted to aim a pun
Hypernyms:
mean, intend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
7. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal (Freq. 2)
Syn:
draw a bead on, aspire, shoot for
Derivationally related forms:
aspirant (for: aspire), aspiration (for: aspire), aspirer (for: aspire)
Hypernyms:
plan, be after
Hyponyms:
overshoot
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s something (for: shoot for)
- Somebody ----s something (for: draw a bead on)
- They aim to move

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