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aspiring

adjective

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aspiring

verb
present participle of aspire

Synonyms & Antonyms of aspiring (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of aspiring was in 1788

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“Aspiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/aspiring. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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