Synonyms for aim

Synonyms for (noun) aim

Synonyms: aim

Definition: the action of directing something at an object

Usage: he took aim and fired

Similar words: steering, guidance, direction

Definition: the act of setting and holding a course

Usage: a new council was installed under the direction of the king


Synonyms: aim, object, objective, target

Definition: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

Usage: the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Similar words: goal, end

Definition: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

Usage: the ends justify the means


Synonyms: design, purpose, aim, intent, intention

Definition: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

Usage: 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

Similar words: goal, end

Definition: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

Usage: the ends justify the means


Synonyms: heading, bearing, aim

Definition: the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Similar words: direction, way

Definition: a line leading to a place or point

Usage: he looked the other direction; didn't know the way home

Synonyms for (verb) aim

Synonyms: aspire, aim, shoot for, draw a bead on

Definition: have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Similar words: plan, be after

Definition: have the will and intention to carry out some action

Usage: He plans to be in graduate school next year; The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion


Synonyms: propose, purport, purpose, aim

Definition: propose or intend

Usage: I aim to arrive at noon

Similar words: intend, think, mean

Definition: have in mind as a purpose

Usage: I mean no harm; I only meant to help you; She didn't think to harm me; We thought to return early that night


Synonyms: calculate, direct, aim

Definition: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Similar words: intend, designate, destine, specify

Definition: design or destine

Usage: She was intended to become the director


Synonyms: aim

Definition: direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

Usage: She wanted to aim a pun

Similar words: intend, mean

Definition: mean or intend to express or convey

Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?


Synonyms: aim, drive, get

Definition: move into a desired direction of discourse

Usage: What are you driving at?

Similar words: intend, mean

Definition: mean or intend to express or convey

Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?


Synonyms: target, direct, aim, point, place

Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Similar words: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: 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


Synonyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: 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

Similar words: position

Definition: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation