Definition of aspire in English:

aspire

Syllabification: as·pire
Pronunciation: /əˈspī(ə)r
 
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verb

[no object]
1Direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something: we never thought that we might aspire to those heights [with infinitive]: other people will aspire to be like you
More example sentences
  • It stirs us to strive for the goal, achieve the target and aspire to something beyond our comfort zone.
  • We need to ask ourselves, what kind of success do we aspire to achieve and at what cost?
  • What counts most is what each individual can aspire to achieve with technology and the results they deliver.
Synonyms
desire, hope for, dream of, long for, yearn for, set one's heart on, wish for, want, be desirous of; aim for, seek, pursue, set one's sights onwould-be, aspirant, hopeful, budding; potential, prospective, future; ambitious, determined, upwardly mobile
informal wannabe
1.1 literary Rise high; tower: above the domes of loftiest mosques, these pinnacles of death aspire

Origin

late Middle English: from French aspirer or Latin aspirare, from ad- 'to' + spirare 'breathe'.

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