Aim and Desire


Aim noun - Something that one hopes or intends to accomplish.
Usage example: the main aim of a trip to the city is to shop for school clothes, but we always go to the artisans' market, too

Desire is a synonym for aim in intention topic. In some cases you can use "Desire" instead the word "Aim" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like objective, goal.

Nearby Words: aimed, aiming


Desire noun - A strong wish for something.

Aim is a synonym for desire in want topic. Sometimes you can use "Aim" instead the word "Desire" as a noun or a verb.

Nearby Words: desirous, desirable, desired, desiring, Desiree

How words are described

good good aim good desire
particular particular aim particular desire
specific specific aim specific desire
stated stated aim stated desire
Other adjectives: true, actual, real, great, main, ultimate, sole, general, apparent.

Common collocations

craft aim craft desire craft

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception Taking You with Me: As the lethally damaged Gleipnir is crashing, its pilot voices his desire to take as many Santa Elva civilians as he can even as his ground control pleads with him to aim for the river to minimize collateral damage.
  • She started the Agitate Halation project to get rid of all aspiring heroes in the city by disrupting their AIM fields and forcing them all to have the desire to protect Fremea Seivelun, causing massive chaos.
  • On the other hand, the original Megatron's unrealistic aim to rule the universe has been significantly toned down, to the more obtainable desire to return his exiled Decepticons to Cybertron (Transformers Animated), or restore the broken planet to its former glory (Transformers Prime).
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