aspire


as·pire

verb \ə-ˈspī(-ə)r\

: to want to have or achieve something (such as a particular career or level of success)

as·piredas·pir·ing

Full Definition of ASPIRE

intransitive verb
1
:  to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal <aspired to a career in medicine>
2
:  ascend, soar
as·pir·er noun

Examples of ASPIRE

  1. <aspire to great deeds, and you have a better chance of doing good deeds>
  2. <a tower aspiring towards the heavens>

Origin of ASPIRE

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French aspirer, from Latin aspirare, literally, to breathe upon, from ad- + spirare to breathe
First Known Use: 14th century

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