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