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aim to

To strive or plan to do something. I aim to be the best customer service representative I can be. I'm aiming to win Holly's heart—she is just the prettiest girl in the whole town.
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aim to (do something)

To intend, plan, or mean to do something. I didn't aim to offend him, but judging by the look on his face, I must have.
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aim to

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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1 / 9 The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area.
The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area while instilling the area with new architecture and buildings.