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aim

verb  us   /eɪm/

aim verb (POINT)

[I/T] to point or direct a weapon or other object toward someone or something: [T] I turned and saw a big man aiming a camera at me. [I/T] To aim something is also to direct it toward someone whom you want to influence or toward achieving something: [T] These ads are aimed at young people.

aim verb (INTEND)

[I] to plan for a specific purpose; intend: The measures aimed at preserving family life. This book aims at attracting the serious reader.

aim

noun  us   /eɪm/

aim noun (INTENTION)

[C] a result that your plans or actions are intended to achieve: The commission’s aim was to convince workers of their extreme importance in ship production.

aim noun (POINTING)

[U] the act of pointing a weapon toward something: She raised her bow, took aim, and hit the bull’s-eye.
Translations of “aim”
in Arabic هَدَف…
in Korean 목적…
in Malaysian acu, sasaran…
in French viser, viser à…
in Turkish amaç, hedef…
in Italian scopo, proposito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打算, 目標,目的, 意圖…
in Russian цель…
in Polish cel…
in Vietnamese nhắm, tập trung vào…
in Spanish apuntar, pretender, tener la intención…
in Portuguese objetivo…
in Thai เล็งเป้าหมาย, ตั้งเป้า…
in German zielen (mit), anstreben…
in Catalan objectiu…
in Japanese 目的, 目標, ねらい…
in Indonesian membidik, bermaksud…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打算, 目标,目的, 意图…
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