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aspire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of aspire

  1. 1 to have in mind as a purpose or goal <aspire to great deeds, and you have a better chance of doing good deeds> Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], intend, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purposeRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform

  2. 2 to move or extend upward <a tower aspiring towards the heavens> Synonyms arise, ascend, climb, lift, mount, rise, soar, thrust, up, uprise, upthrust, upturnRelated Words surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slideAntonyms decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge




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