Learn English – ny phrase like “with the idea of”


Is there any phrase like "with the idea of"

with the idea of reducing the complexities, we introduce an added
smoothing step.

I was googling to find example usages, but couldn't. so please any one give some alternatives if this phrase is not valid.

some synonim phrases are also welcome to learn. thanks

Best Answer

You could say:

With an eye toward reducing complexities, we added a smoothing step.

In this case, with an eye toward means "for the purposes of."

Merriam-Webster defines "with an eye toward" or "with an eye to" as:

  1. with awareness or contemplation of - with an eye to the future
  2. with the object of - built the house with an eye to adding on later

Here are a couple of links showing the phrase being used:

Prizes With an Eye Toward the Future

Documenting Social Ills With an Eye Toward Advocacy