aspire definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • having outstanding ambition or ultimate objective; need highly: aspired to stardom.
    • To try toward an end: aspiring to great knowledge.
    • To rise.
    • To desire with eagerness; to get to realize some thing high or great; to pant; to very long; -- followed by to or immediately after, and hardly ever by at
    • to increase; to ascend; to tower; to rise.
  • verb:
    • To hope or dream; specially to hope or work at a profession or career (accompanied by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).
    • have an ambitious program or a lofty goal
  • verb-transitive:
    • To aspire to; to really miss; to attempt to reach; to attach to.
  • noun:
    • Aspiration.
    • Aspiration; ardent desire or desire.
  • others:
    • To breathe to or into.
    • To inhale forth or exhale.
    • To breathe after; look for with eagerness to achieve to; very long or try to attain; effort.
    • To mount or rise to; attain.
    • becoming excitedly desirous; aim ambitiously, especially at one thing great or noble; be bold: accompanied by an object with to or immediately following, or by an infinitive: as, to aspire to a crown or after immortality.
    • to increase up as an exhalation, or as smoke or fire; therefore, to attach or ascend; tower up or increase large.

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