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Noun
Intention or purpose
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“The company's aim is to make the world a better place.”
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The action of directing something at an object
“He held his breath to steady his aim on the sniper rifle.”
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A determination or motivation (to do something)
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A strong desire
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A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
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The function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
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The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
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A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft
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A general meaning or character
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An unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme
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The latest time or date by which something should be completed
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A star used as a navigation reference, particularly a pole star such as Polaris
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An attempt or effort to achieve something
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Denotes one's preference or right to choose
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The property of being serviceable, of being useful for some function
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An animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey
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To point or direct (an object)
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“The couple broke into a grimace as the photographer turned to aim his camera at them.”
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To strive or work towards
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“The pageant contestant stated that she would always aim for world peace.”
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To hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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“We aim to keep our readers informed by producing quality, unbiased journalism.”
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(aim at) To direct one's focus or energy towards (someone or something)
“We will aim our newest product at those with a high disposable income.”
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(rare) To throw sideways with a jerk
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To position or align in a certain manner or towards a given direction
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To reach a decision or recommendation
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Try subtly or deviously to elicit a response or some information from someone
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To broadcast or transmit an electronic signal
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To diffuse, radiate or give off
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To move in a specified direction
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To vent or release one's emotions towards someone or something
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Long for or to do something
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To show a preference for
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