set out to do

set out to (do something)

To begin to do something with a specific goal or intention. We set out to create the most elegant and user-friendly smartphone ever made, and I think we did it.
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set out to do something

to begin to do something; to intend to do something. Jill set out to weed the garden, but pulled up a few valuable plants in the process. I set out to repair the door, not rebuild the whole porch.
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We know we've done our job and succeeded when gamers don't see what we've done in a game - it means we've done what we've set out to do - create a seamless, enjoyable experience for customers.