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aspires

verb
present tense third-person singular of aspire

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1 to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • aspire to great deeds, and you have a better chance of doing good deeds

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2 to move or extend upward
  • a tower aspiring towards the heavens

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“Aspires.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/aspires. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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