victim,butt,scapegoat,dupe,recipient,focus,object,subject,fair game,Aunt Sally
objective,goal,object,aim,end,desired result,plan,purpose,intention,intent,design,aspiration,ambition,ideal,hope,desire,wish,holy grailtarget
pick out,single out,select,choose,decide on,earmark,fix on,attack,aim at,fire attarget
a person object or place selected as the aim of an attack.
a small round shield or buckler.target
select as an object of attention or attack.
two men were targeted by the attackers