COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a measure is aimed at doing sth
▪ The measures were aimed at reducing the speed of cars on the roads.
a move is aimed at doing sth/is designed to do sth
▪ The move is aimed at strengthening its business in the region.
a policy aims at sth/to do sth (=tries to achieve sth)
▪ The policy aimed to reduce the budget deficit.
a study aims to do sth
▪ The study aimed to identify the housing needs of local people.
aim a kick at sb/sth
▪ Lifting her foot, she aimed a kick at her brother.
▪ My parents always encouraged me to aim high.
aims and objectives (=all the things someone wants to achieve)
▪ The department should clearly state its aims and objectives.
declared aim/objective/intention etc
▪ It is their declared intention to increase taxes.
fulfil an aim/a goal/an objective
▪ an analysis of how different countries are attempting to fulfill their political goals
▪ The ostensible reason for his resignation was ill health.
▪ Their primary objective is to make money.
pursue a goal/aim/objective
▪ She was known to be ruthless in pursuing her goals.
sb’s sole purpose/aim
▪ Their sole purpose was to kill.
the aims of a study
▪ The aims of this study are to examine the reliability of current techniques.
ultimate goal/aim/objective etc
▪ Complete disarmament was the ultimate goal of the conference.
▪ Our ultimate objective is to have as many female members of parliament as there are male.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ The broader patient centred aims of the information technology strategy are to be welcomed.
▪ Sympathy for the general aims of civil rights legislation turned to hostility when it affected people's everyday lives.
▪ The question is which form will be compatible with the general curriculum aims set out in the last chapter.
▪ They need only announce a general aim of improving efficiency or international competitiveness and their case is virtually made for them.
▪ The general aim was to counter Axis influences and propaganda.
▪ Is there a clear understanding and sharing between governors and staff of both general and specific aims?
▪ The main aim of cruise missiles is to deter an attack.
▪ The main aim of this chapter is to provide you with a grasp of political economy.
▪ The two main aims were achieved across the board.
▪ My main aims are to demonstrate a possible methodology for such analysis, and to present a coherent theory of deixis.
▪ The main aim must be to find a public use providing public access.
▪ Our main aim is to help promote a competitive and efficient labour market.
▪ The main aim of the research is to examine the interrelationship between the comprehension and production of early vocabulary.
▪ The overall aim of the book is to help with developing activities which meet the needs and wishes of individual older people.
▪ The overall aim is to ensure that the welfare state encourages rather than penalizes personal initiative.
▪ There will need to be an initial prospectus which states the overall aims, content and form of the course.
▪ The overall aim was to identify the most appropriate law to govern a particular issue.
▪ The overall aim is to confer the right on professionals to have their qualifications recognised in all member states.
▪ The overall aim To have improved Bill's performance as a supervisor.
▪ In each case the overall aims of nursing remain the same.
▪ Other departments, too, make their contribution to these overall aims.
▪ He had no political aims and did not lead a faction, although he sought lesser posts for a few clients.
▪ The actions of the rebels, as well as their demands, reflect both political and social aims.
▪ The political aims of the centre are not written on tablets of stone and handed down from the Mount.
▪ For one thing, a government agency may have commercial or political aims in commissioning surveys or anthologies.
▪ The competent, professional teacher, keen on his job, but with no wider political aims.
▪ Lenin was not a nationalist, and his central political aim was to preserve the Republic as a springboard for world revolution.
▪ Structures may be mental in terms of team spirit or political aims.
▪ More meat or eggs for less feed was the other primary aim.
▪ The Governments' primary aim is to see significant reductions in the amounts of waste requiring disposal.
▪ In his inauguration speech Brazauskas declared that upholding the independence of the state was his primary aim.
▪ The primary aim of the awards is to recognise outstanding bravery in the race of danger by exceptional seniors.
▪ The primary aim of the central bank is to work closely with the government and so to operate in the public interest.
▪ The primary aim of the second trial was to see if eradication of H pylori led to resolution of intestinal metaplasia.
▪ Its primary aims are comradeship and welfare.
▪ Value for money is a primary aim.
▪ Musical variety seems to have been Campra's principal aim in nearly half of his later cantatas.
▪ The principal aim of this exploratory research is to gain a better understanding of franchising and the franchising decision.
▪ A principal aim is, of course, to present the pupils successfully for external exams.
▪ The principal aim is to raise awareness among workers and employers of hazards in the workplace.
▪ One of its principal aims is to make sure that those with disabilities can lead lives that are as normal as possible.
▪ The principal aim of the project is to provide an answer to this question.
▪ The principal aim seems to be to find out how far it can be extended.
▪ To render capitalism more humane and efficient was the principal aim of the professional expert.
▪ This can hardly be compatible with the Prime Minister's stated aim of a classless society - quite the opposite in fact.
▪ Hills points out that the government has failed in its stated aim of reducing the level of taxation.
▪ Strikes which damage the innocent are as justified in achieving the stated aim as burning heretics.
▪ The stated aim of these programmes is to prevent suicide.
▪ Waiting for services One of the stated aims of Working for patients is the reduction of length of time waiting for treatment.
▪ Our stated aim is to give the guitar playing reader a wholesome understanding of every featured instrument.
▪ It is also the case, of course, that stated aims do not necessarily match with practice.
▪ He wanted to train as a chartered accountant with the ultimate aim of becoming a managing director.
▪ The ultimate aim is to replace gasoline altogether by using battery power or other non-polluting energy sources.
▪ The ultimate aim of the counselling process is to achieve significant improvement in the social and interpersonal relationships of the counsellee.
▪ The ultimate aim is to set up a centre every 50 kilometres.
▪ But better patient care is the ultimate aim.
▪ Great strides had been made, but the elimination of poverty, Johnson's ultimate aim, was far from complete.
▪ Her ultimate aim is television stardom.
▪ The ultimate aim of interviewers is to produce a well-completed schedule for every interview assigned to them.
▪ We can not achieve this aim without the support of friends.
▪ To achieve this aim a measure of approximate number of letters in a word is needed.
▪ To achieve this aim involved driving out the small importers.
▪ Despite all the tribulations, they achieved their aim, the Great Warbirds Air Display lives on!
▪ The competition, the organisers say, will help the Trust to achieve its aims.
▪ Staff become an asset in which to invest, to be developed soas to help the organisation achieve its aims and objectives.
▪ The adoption of iron instead of wood for floor beams helped to achieve this aim.
▪ Of course, we should not be surprised that pressure groups pursue self-interested aims - that is usually why they are created.
▪ That they may also be interested in pursuing their aims by occult means should afford no surprise.
▪ An Act was passed in 1981 to pursue this aim and establish the new framework for special education suggested by Warnock.
▪ The structure should be tailored in such a way that it can most effectively pursue its aims.
▪ In each of these Leapor takes aim at that object of Scriblerian mockery, the beau.
▪ The photographers stormed the railing and took aim like a starved infantry picking off fish from a bridge.
▪ We fired again, taking deliberate aim, and were rather surprised that it was unnoticed.
▪ As it sped away, he swung the mounted machinegun around and took aim.
▪ This one takes aim at criminals who use guns.
▪ Rincewind took careful aim and caught the thief full in the chest with a bag of gold.
▪ When Sanders moved into the lineup, quarterbacks took aim at the other side.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sb's aim is true
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Increasing student awareness of the issue is one of our aims.
▪ Membership of NATO is one of the country's long-term political aims.
▪ The aim of the bombers was to destroy public property and get maximum publicity.
▪ The aim was to enroll all children in schools close to their homes.
▪ The organization's aims are to provide food for homeless people and help them find somewhere to live.
▪ With perfect aim, Armand struck his opponent in the throat.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Happy but not complacent - our aim must be 100% Good to Excellent.
▪ On the contrary, the aim was to enable them to give expression to their desires.
▪ Rural community autarchy, even if it were an acceptable aim, is a Utopian dream.
▪ The aim is to produce beers that are sterile, have a long shelf life and are highly profitable.
▪ The aim was that s.15 alone would cover obtaining ownership by deception.
▪ The moral majority are just defeating their own aims.
▪ There were, however, two important differences in the aims of this study compared to those of Hughes and Cole.
▪ This is unfortunate because wasps are nasty little critters whose sole aim in life is to ruin picnics and barbecues.II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Second, the therapist is asking the client to be specific and realistic, so that the therapist has goals to aim for.
▪ An alternative form of ability grouping was to aim for as wide a range of ability as possible in each group.
▪ Therefore 30 minutes is a good target to aim for.
▪ You now have a goal to aim for.
▪ This gave her hope, for it was nothing less than a re-birth that Maggie was aiming for.
▪ One way to get out of your past is to invent a future you aim for.
▪ In other words, I had something to aim for, an immediate goal.
▪ The fact that you have not made the progress you aimed for is punishing enough without adding more aversive consequences.
▪ Clearly, though, future Budgets may well include measures specifically aimed at expatriates.
▪ White House aides said Clinton will map proposed tax breaks specifically aimed at helping community college students.
▪ It is aimed specifically at parents, teachers and carers.
▪ The Presario 6000 line is similar to the 4000 series but is aimed specifically at home businesses.
▪ If he were aimed specifically at the race another time he would probably go very close.
▪ Skittles is specifically aimed at parents with the intended point of sale being the school.
▪ Many adverts are specifically aimed at women, supposedly because they do most of the shopping.
▪ He aimed a hefty kick at the door, and there was a splintering sound as wood gave way to metal.
▪ Had to strike him hard and step back, aiming a kick to the stomach to disable him.
▪ Walsh received his marching orders 75 seconds into the second half after aiming a kick at Lucchese's Roberto Marta.
▪ He threw the sweater to the ground as he walked away, and aimed a kick at it.
▪ Also train on the punch bag, aiming your kicks as high as you can and reaching as far as possible.
▪ In the vacant dark Jezrael aimed another kick, blindly.
▪ Rincewind aimed a kick at it, and missed.
▪ At first all criticism of the running of the war was muted and was aimed at measures rather than men.
▪ Finally, the policy also aims to provide assistance to employees with other substance abuse problems.
▪ Thus, any serious, nonproliferation policy aims to make it as difficult as possible to obtain plutonium.
▪ From the outset a policy was adopted which aimed at eliminating unnecessary jargon and the mystique normally associated with computers.
▪ Its religious music is likely to fit that particular station's music policy in aiming at its target age-range.
▪ They accused Clinton of using moralistic language to cloak protectionist policies aimed at restricting imports from Third World countries.
▪ Furthermore, these policies must aim at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy these aspects of health.
▪ Embraer had long adopted policies of aiming for international competitiveness; the domestic market was too small to support its ambition.
▪ He said Euro policies should now be aimed at creating economic growth and more jobs.
▪ Her programme will aim at extending and deepening understanding.
▪ This increased take-up is a result of the in-service training programme aimed directly at teachers.
▪ The evening programme is aimed at teenagers and features a live band and soup kitchen.
▪ One of its most important activities is a Leadership Training Programme which aims to train a total of 700 animators.
▪ In south Glasgow, two secondaries are beginning a rolling programme which is aimed at thwarting a major shake-up by Strathclyde.
▪ This programme aims to use platinum group metal coatings for high temperature corrosion protection.
▪ The project aims to increase the appeal of chemistry to young people aged 14-16.
▪ Their current project aims to link the earthly with the heavenly.
▪ This project aims to investigate the impact the new legislation has had.
▪ The project did not just aim to find out children's existing ideas.
▪ The project aims to provide a clear definition of the concept of civil rights.
▪ The project aims to find out why specifically closing a topic produces these two options.
▪ Our pilot project aims to assess the feasibility of identifying people at risk, nothing more.
▪ This project aims to examine changes in alcohol treatment policy from the inception of the National Health Service to the 1980's.
▪ The research aims to develop new methods of multivariate time series modelling.
▪ Geriatric research aims for people to die young as late as possible.
▪ This research aims to resolve the debate about spatial abilities and left handedness.
▪ Much research is now aimed at discovering the exact mechanisms by which alcohol may harm a developing fetus.
▪ There is clearly a need for a systematic research project aimed at estimating the value of sports tourism.
▪ This research aims to find out how families handle these matters concerning inheritance of property in the circumstances of the 1990s.
▪ The research aims to determine why management supports and how management measures the success of a Quality Circle programme.
▪ The scheme is aimed at solicitors and legal executives who spend at least a third of their time on criminal defence work.
▪ Chairman, Prys Edwards, said the scheme aimed to protect holidaymakers.
▪ The Oxfordshire scheme aims to provide a 6-month intensive programme.
▪ Very often shopping schemes are aimed principally at the multiple chains, which will pay higher rents.
▪ Commodity price stabilisation schemes appeared to be aimed at interfering with market forces, i.e. demand and supply.
▪ Our scheme aims to promote your strengths and help you to become confident in the use of Mathematics in everyday life.
▪ This is the stage to which every kungfu instructor aims to bring a student.
▪ The school is part of a joint venture involving Silicon Valley businesses aimed at preparing students for high-tech jobs.
▪ The Jericho Conspiracy combines high quality drama with a lower-intermediate language syllabus aimed to help lift students over the intermediate plateau.
▪ The course aims to develop in students a holistic approach to design.
▪ Teenagers from at least six local schools attended the event which was aimed at students thinking of a career in technology.
▪ It is aimed at the student teacher and those teachers who are not yet confident in science.
▪ This small-scale study aims to describe and evaluate one initiative in this field.
▪ Sociological study does not aim to discover who is innocent of the charges against them and who is guilty.
▪ This study aimed to analyse H pylori infection within family groups.
▪ This study aimed to assess the usefulness of endosonography in the surveillance of these patients.
▪ Many studies have aimed at typologies of code switching which classify switches according to their function in discourse.
▪ The study also aims to represent the views of those people who have made successful or unsuccessful placements.
▪ This study aims to examine the role of Protestant working class youth culture in transmitting loyalist ethnic and political identity.
▪ The study aimed to review referral patterns and assess the cost effectiveness of oesophageal manometry in clinical practice.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He picked up his shotgun, aimed, then fired.
▪ The firing squad were already aiming their rifles and waiting for the order to shoot.
▪ The man aimed his gun but did not shoot.
▪ The rocket-launchers are aimed at Washington.
▪ Which part of the target were you aiming at?
▪ You can tell he was a professional killer -- they always aim for the chest.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Businessure is aimed at businesses with a turnover of up to £1m and generally involving premiums of up to £5,000 perannum.
▪ Focalink of Palo Alto aims to provide advertisers with demographic profiles of people who visit various Web sites.
▪ He had to aim his headlights at the street signs to find the right one.
▪ If you are lighting a single object, aim to place your fixture so that there is no distracting reflection.
▪ Reformed systems of direct support, aimed in particular at helping family farms and crofts.
▪ The best advertorial in the world will be of no value at all if it is aimed at the wrong audience.
▪ The Financial Statement was a voluntary arrangement, which aimed to avoid court action.
▪ They need a person who sets standards of competence and integrity to be aimed at.