- 1 target somebody/something to aim an attack or a criticism at someone or something The missiles were mainly targeted at the United States. The company has been targeted by animal rights groups for its use of dogs in drug trials.
- 2 target somebody to try to have an effect on a particular group of people The campaign is clearly targeted at the young. a new magazine that targets single men
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NAmE//ˈtɑrɡət//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they target
he / she / it targets
past simple targeted
-ing form targeting