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Aim vs. Rationale

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Aimnoun

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

‘Take time with the aim of your gun.’; ‘to take aim’;

Rationalenoun

An explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something.

Aimnoun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Rationalenoun

A justification or rationalization for something.

Aimnoun

Intention or goal

‘My number one aim in life is to make money to make my parents, siblings and kids happy.’;

Rationalenoun

An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves.

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Aimnoun

The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target

‘The police officer has excellent aim, always hitting the bullseye in shooting practice.’;

Rationalenoun

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature);

‘the rationale for capital punishment’; ‘the principles of internal-combustion engines’;

Aimnoun

(obsolete) Conjecture; guess.

Aimverb

(intransitive) To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

‘He aimed at the target, but the arrow flew straight over it.’;

Aimverb

(intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive

‘to aim at a pass’; ‘to aim to do well in life’;

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object

‘to aim an arrow at the deer’; ‘She aimed a punch at her ex-boyfriend.’;

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Aimverb

(transitive) To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group

‘to aim a satirical comment at Communists in general’;

Aimverb

To guess or conjecture.

Aimverb

To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.

Aimverb

To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; - followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.

‘Aim'st thou at princes?’;

Aimverb

To guess or conjecture.

Aimverb

To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).

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Aimnoun

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

‘Each at the head leveled his deadly aim.’;

Aimnoun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

‘To be the aim of every dangerous shot.’;

Aimnoun

Intention; purpose; design; scheme.

‘How oft ambitious aims are crossed!’;

Aimnoun

Conjecture; guess.

‘What you would work me to, I have some aim.’;

Aimnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Aimnoun

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);

‘the sole object of her trip was to see her children’;

Aimnoun

the action of directing something at an object;

‘he took aim and fired’;

Aimnoun

the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Aimverb

aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;

‘Please don't aim at your little brother!’; ‘He trained his gun on the burglar’; ‘Don't train your camera on the women’; ‘Take a swipe at one's opponent’;

Aimverb

propose or intend;

‘I aim to arrive at noon’;

Aimverb

move into a desired direction of discourse;

‘What are you driving at?’;

Aimverb

specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Aimverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

‘He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face’; ‘criticism directed at her superior’; ‘direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself’;

Aimverb

direct (a remark) toward an intended goal;

‘She wanted to aim a pun’;

Aimverb

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Aimverb

point or direct (a weapon or camera) at a target

‘aim for the middle of the target’; ‘aim the camcorder at some suitable object’;

Aimverb

direct (a missile or blow) at someone or something

‘she had aimed the bottle at Gary's head’;

Aimverb

direct information, a product, or an action towards (a particular group)

‘the TV campaign is aimed at the 16–24 age group’;

Aimverb

have the intention of achieving

‘we aim to give you the best possible service’; ‘the programme will aim at deepening understanding’;

Aimnoun

a purpose or intention; a desired outcome

‘our primary aim is to achieve financial discipline’;

Aimnoun

the directing of a weapon or missile at a target

‘his aim was perfect’;

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