Try or intend to do something, as in We aim to please, or She aims to fly to California. This term derives from aim in the sense of “direct the course of something,” such as an arrow or bullet. [Colloquial; c. 1600]
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How to use aim to in a sentence
Such, however, is the object at which I aim to-day; other instances may occupy us afterward.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 | E. Rameur
"He missed his aim to-day, but he may point truer another time," said one of the men, half drawing a pistol from his holster.