Meaning of TARGET in English

TARGET

noun

1.

an object of ridicule, attack, or abuse

made him the chief target of political satire

Synonyms: butt, mark, sitting duck

Related Word: victim; fall guy, scapegoat, whipping boy

2.

Synonyms: ambition 2, aim, goal, mark, objective, quaesitum

3.

Synonyms: use 4, duty, function, goal, mark, object, objective, purpose

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