Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) To target is to aim at something, usually with a gun. (noun) A target is a goal or objective. (noun) A target is an area to shoot at. It is typically used for practice or to test the accuracy of a gun.

Examples: (verb) As a manager, he ordered his staff to target 50 sales every day. (noun) People who work in sales are often stressed by unrealistic sales targets. (noun) He is excellent at darts. He frequently hits the centre of the target.

Synonyms: nouns: mark. aim, goal, destination. verbs: aim.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 D