verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of aim
Synonyms for aim
Examples from the Web for aimer
Historical Examples of aimer
Every morning at this hour they have a weary tussle with the verb "aimer," "to love."Nancy
In the first case the unaccented, in the second the accented form has prevailed—Modern French parle, parler; aime, aimer.
In French chercher—rocher is a better rhyme than aimer—rocher (in each case with the accent on the last syllable).A Handbook of the Cornish Language
Aimer quelqu'un, c'est à la fois lui ôter le droit, et lui donner la puissance de nous faire souffrir.Prisoners
Voltaire—that hardened old cynic—laid it down that the true ends of life are "aimer et penser."The Problem of China
Word Origin for aim
early 14c., "target;" late 14c., "guess;" from aim (v.). Meaning "action of aiming" is from early 15c. (to take aim, originally make aim); that of "thing intended, purpose" is from 1620s.
early 14c., "to estimate, calculate," also "to intend," from Old French aesmer "value, rate; count, estimate," from Latin aestimare "appraise" (see estimation); current meaning apparently developed from "esteem," to "calculate," to "calculate with a view to action" (c.1400), then to "direct a missile, a blow, etc." (1570s). Related: Aimed; aiming.
In addition to the idiom beginning with aim
- aim to
- take aim