Synonyms for aims

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : eym
Phonetic Transcription : eɪm

Top 10 synonyms for aims Other synonyms for the word aims

Définition of aims

Origin :
  • early 14c., "to estimate, calculate," also "to intend," from Old French aesmer "value, rate; count, estimate," from Latin aestimare "appraise" (see estimation); current meaning apparently developed from "esteem," to "calculate," to "calculate with a view to action" (c.1400), then to "direct a missile, a blow, etc." (1570s). Related: Aimed; aiming.
  • noun goal
  • verb point or direct at a goal
Example sentences :
  • The weather-cock on the roof has more sympathy with my purposes and aims than you have.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • If ever Calumny aims the poisoned shaft at them, may friendship be by to ward the blow!
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • The man who really "aims" the gun never sees what he is shooting at.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) » by Various
  • Your aims are so noble and great that they cannot but be sincere.
  • Extract from : « Latin America and the United States » by Elihu Root
  • But the aims of states should be good, or else, like the prayer of Theseus, they may be ruinous to themselves.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Only two aims in life—the glory of the Church and the welfare of the rising generation.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • You stand so high, and have to think about your work, your aims, your people.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • The girl has come between me and my aims, my vows, my work—everything.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Courage, then, and self-restraint; and thus we shall foil their aims.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • But let us at least remember that such had been the aims of several Popes before him.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Cesare Borgia » by Raphael Sabatini

Antonyms for aims

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