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aspire

Pronunciation: /əˈspaɪr; əˈspaɪə(r)/

Translation of aspire in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1to aspire to sth/+ infinitive/infinitivo aspirar a algo/+ infinitive/infinitivo a people that aspires to nationhood un pueblo que aspira a ser nación 1.2
    (aspiring present participle/participio presente)
    they're all aspiring artists todos aspiran a ser reconocidos como artistas
    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.

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