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target as in 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"

Synonyms

  • aim an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the action of directing something at an object; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies ; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; propose or intend; move into a desired direction of discourse; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  • place put into a certain place or abstract location; place somebody in a particular situation or location; assign a rank or rating to; assign a location to; to arrange for; take a place in a competition; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; recognize as being; assign to (a job or a home) ; locate; estimate; identify the location or place of; make an investment; assign to a station ; finish second or better in a horse or dog race; sing a note with the correct pitch ; a point located with respect to surface features of some region; any area set aside for a particular purpose; an abstract mental location; a general vicinity; the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; a particular situation; where you live at a particular time; a job in an organization; the particular portion of space occupied by something; proper or designated social situation; a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); the passage that is being read; proper or appropriate position or location; a public square with room for pedestrians; an item on a list or in a sequence; a blank area
  • direct without deviation; direct in spatial dimensions; having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; (of a current) flowing in one direction only; being an immediate result or consequence; in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; lacking compromising or mitigating elements; command with authority; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; guide the actors in (plays and films) ; be in charge of ; take somebody somewhere; cause to go somewhere; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; lead, as in the performance of a composition; give directions to; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; direct the course; put an address on (an envelope) ; plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
  • point indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; be oriented; direct into a position for use; direct the course; be a signal for or a symptom of; sail close to the wind ; mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics ; mark with diacritics; mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes ; be positionable in a specified manner; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; give a point to; repair the joints of bricks; a geometric element that has position but no extension; the precise location of something; a brief version of the essential meaning of something; an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; an instant of time; the object of an activity; a V shape; a very small circular shape; the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; a promontory extending out into a large body of water; a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect ; an outstanding characteristic; sharp end; any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; a linear unit used to measure the size of type; one percent of the total principal of a loan; a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; the dot at the left of a decimal fraction ; the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip ; a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; the gun muzzle's direction; a wall socket ; a contact in the distributor
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target as in a reference point to shoot at
  • "his arrow hit the mark"

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  • mark a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); a distinguishing symbol; a reference point to shoot at; a visible indication made on a surface; the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember; a symbol of disgrace or infamy; formerly the basic unit of money in Germany ; Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of ; a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament ; an indication of damage ; a marking that consists of lines that cross each other ; something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; attach a tag or label to; designate as if by a mark; be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; celebrate by some ceremony or observation; make or leave a mark on; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; notice or perceive; mark with a scar; make small marks into the surface of; establish as the highest level or best performance; make underscoring marks ; remove from a list; put a check mark on or near or next to; assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; insert punctuation marks into
target as in a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
  • "he fell prey to muggers"
  • "everyone was fair game"
  • "the target of a manhunt"

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  • prey profit from in an exploitatory manner; prey on or hunt for; a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; animal hunted or caught for food
  • quarry extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; animal hunted or caught for food
  • fair game a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
target as in the location of the target that is to be hit

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    • target area the location of the target that is to be hit
    target as in sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

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      • butt lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; to strike, thrust or shove against; place end to end without overlapping; thick end of the handle ; the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots ; a victim of ridicule or pranks ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at ; finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping ; a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons) ; the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
      target as in the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
      • "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

      Synonyms

      • aim an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the action of directing something at an object; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies ; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; propose or intend; move into a desired direction of discourse; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
      • object express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; be averse to or express disapproval of; a tangible and visible entity; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; the focus of cognitions or feelings; (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer
      • objective the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed ; undistorted by emotion or personal bias; serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation; belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

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