objective noun

ADJ. key, main, major, primary, prime, principal | broad, overall, overriding, ultimate | limited, narrow | long-term, short-term | clear, specific | stated The legislation has failed to achieve its stated objectives. | common The two groups are pursuing a common objective. | economic, educational, environmental, military, political, strategic | business, policy

VERB + OBJECTIVE accomplish, achieve, attain, fulfil, meet, reach, succeed in The department needs more money to fulfil its objectives. | fail in | agree, define, establish, formulate, identify, set, specify We need to establish a clear objective. | declare, state | clarify | promote, pursue

PREP. in an/the ~ The party is radical in its objectives. | ~ of We succeeded in our prime objective of cutting costs.