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aim in English:

1. purpose purpose


A good purpose makes hard work a pleasure.
useful purpose
The mind always loves to tack on to something, and when it doesn't have anything good for that purpose, it turns to the evil.
For many years I thought that it was beauty alone that gave significance to life and that the only purpose that could be assigned to the generations that succeed one another on the face of this crowded earth was to produce an artist now and then.
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.
But, if by that, morale drops wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the exercise?
He makes good use of the pheasants he hunts. He has a purpose for every part of the bird.
It is not my purpose to investigate the impact of Emmet's theory on biology.
More than ever do we need goals or leading ideas that will give purpose to whatever we are doing.
Christopher Columbus disliked Spanish brothels, as he found them dirty and too expensive. Instead, he would go out to sea, get lured in - on purpose - by the Siren's song, and then have a rocking good time.
I went to see the Immigration Officer who asked me detailed questions about the purpose of my visit and the amount of money I was bringing.
The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.

English word "aim"(purpose) occurs in sets:

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2. to to


Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.

English word "aim"(to) occurs in sets:

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3. something you hope to achieve by doing something



4. goal


They achieved their goal.
The goal of education is not wealth or status, but personal development.
In China, there is a large number of characters, so the goal of the character simplification was to replace the complex traditional characters with easy to remember simplified characters and increase the literacy rate.
Directing students into rewarding business careers is the goal of vocational schools across the state.
Christianity set itself the goal of fulfilling man's unattainable desires, but for that very reason ignored his attainable desires.
The JMdict/EDICT project has as its goal the production of a freely available Japanese-English Dictionary in machine-readable form.
The goal of the center should be to train young people from other countries within a specific time period.
And just like that, Dima's childhood friend hung up, leaving Dima - as he was before - 99 kopeks short of his goal.
If you don't know what your goal is, you'll never be able to achieve it.
The goal of this report is to examine every advantage and disadvantage of this proposal.
He who wants to travel the path of wisdom must not fear failure, for no matter how much progress he makes, his goal remains unattainably far off.
When outside people are involved in the team and have the same goals, they are 'on board'
In the Chinese football game in which the players used their feet and bodies - but never their hands - the goal was a hole in a net made from silk.
I am a hardworking, goal oriented person

English word "aim"(goal) occurs in sets:

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5. aimless


aimless violence
She said that her life seemed aimless after her children left home.

6. aim


My aim is to learn enough English so I don't need to carry a dictionary with me when I travel.
Even when their main aim is to relax, travellers said that they enjoyed seeing the sights.
to aim
Beyond the novel, we come to works whose avowed aim is information.
No one in the village knew that the soldiers were taking aim at their village.
All of these sports and many others are dominated by the human urge to aim at something.
Granting that the aim is right, how will you carry out the plan?
Companions with the same aim, to carve out their own future, cooperate with each other.
They're some developers who aim to make a fast buck!
Our aim is that, when planning classes, we know how to select stimulating material for the students and how to put it into use.
They aimed to create products that were simple in design and could be easily mass produced. Some Bauhaus designers even tried to create an 'International Style', which would be suitable for all countries, cultures and traditions.
for/at sth / to do sth / be aimed at doing sth. - Aimed at higher efficiency or income
The government is aiming for 100% employment.
Sally hopes to get good marks because she’s aiming to go to university.

English word "aim"(aim) occurs in sets:

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I'm at the hospital. I got struck by lightning.
How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?
I'm good at Japanese.
I'm thinking about complaining about my son's teacher at the kindergarten.
To the best of my knowledge, the lake is the deepest at this point.
He did something stupid and was sneered at.
Happiness depends not so much on circumstances as on one's way of looking at one's lot.
You went to bed at 2 o'clock in the morning? No wonder you look sleepy today.
Do you mind if I call on you sometime? "No, not at all."
School begins at half past eight except on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
At first I felt a bit too shy to speak to her.
At the party the other night, my brother drank a bit too much and passed out.
At Narita Airport, I ran into an old friend of mine.
When I was a kid, touching bugs didn't bother me a bit. Now I can hardly stand looking at pictures of them.
Her composition had no grammatical errors at all.