Meaning of AIM in English

AIM

I

verb

BAD : He was aiming a gun against me.

GOOD : He was aiming a gun at me.

BAD : These programmes are aimed to a very wide audience.

GOOD : These programmes are aimed at a very wide audience.

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aim sth at sb/sth : 'Each ball seemed to be aimed at my head.' 'This new dictionary is aimed at intermediate learners of English.'

II

noun

1

BAD : Her lifelong aim was to learn to fly.

GOOD : Her lifelong ambition was to learn to fly.

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See note at AMBITION 1 (↑ ambition )

2

BAD : I started to learn English with the aim to become a teacher.

GOOD : I started to learn English with the aim of becoming a teacher.

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with the aim of doing sth : 'I originally went out to the Far East with the aim of setting up my own import-export business.'

Compare: 'My aim is to become a teacher.'

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