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See definition of aims on Dictionary.com
  • noungoal
  • verbpoint or direct at a goal

synonyms for aims

  • ambition
  • aspiration
  • desire
  • direction
  • intent
  • intention
  • objective
  • plan
  • purpose
  • target
  • wish
  • course
  • desideratum
  • design
  • end
  • mark
  • object
  • scheme
  • where one is heading

antonyms for aims

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  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • avoidance
  • neglect
  • thoughtlessness
  • look away
  • forget
  • neglect
  • ignore
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How to use aims in a sentence

Like art, too, on its representative side, play aims at producing an imitation or semblance of something.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The child now aims at constructing a particular linear representation, that of a man, a horse, or what not.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The shortening of the general hours of work, then, should be among the primary aims of social reform.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Proud as she was of her husband, his aims, and his position in the community, his friends and their themes frankly bored her.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A short triumph will be followed by a deep mortification, and the selfishness of their aims defeats itself.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
This simple tale is told in twelve cantos; it aims to be an epic, and in its external form is such.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
It aims at giving the pupil all the general knowledge that he requires previous to his professional studies.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
Long ago had he lost hope,—so far as personal aims and desires were concerned.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
Its aims were never simply to get on; it had an altogether different system of demands and satisfactions.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The two artists who met at Pixis' house got on well together, unlike as they were in their characters and aims.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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