Meaning of “aim at sth” in the English Dictionary

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aim at sth

phrasal verb with aim uk /eɪm/ us /eɪm/ verb

C2 to plan, hope, or intend to achieve something:

The talks are aiming at a compromise.
[ + -ing verb ] The government's campaign is aimed at influencing public opinion.

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  • The talks are aimed at finding a mutually agreeable solution.
  • The talks are aimed at furthering detente between the two countries.
  • The negotiations are aimed at achieving a lasting peace between the two sides.
  • Talks aimed at bringing a lasting peace to the region broke down last night.
  • The latest discussions involve a plan aimed at ending ethnic violence in the province.

(Definition of “aim at sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)