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as·pire

 (ə-spīr′)
intr.v. as·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires
1. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to be a poet.
2. To strive toward an end or condition: aspiring to great knowledge.
3. Archaic To rise high; move upwards.

[Middle English aspiren, from aspirer, from Latin aspīrāre, to desire; see aspirate.]

as·pir′er n.
as·pir′ing·ly adv.

aspire

(əˈspaɪə)
vb (intr)
1. (usually foll by: to or after) to yearn (for) or have a powerful or ambitious plan, desire, or hope (to do or be something): to aspire to be a great leader.
2. to rise to a great height
[C15: from Latin aspīrāre to breathe upon, from spīrāre to breathe]
asˈpirer n
asˈpiring adj

as•pire

(əˈspaɪər)

v.i. -pired, -pir•ing.
1. to long, aim, or seek ambitiously, esp. for something of high value: to aspire after fame.
2. Archaic. to rise up; soar.
[1425–75; < Latin aspīrāre to breathe on <a- a-5 + spirāre to breathe]
as•pir′er, n.
as•pir′ing•ly, adv.

aspire


Past participle: aspired
Gerund: aspiring

Imperative
aspire
aspire
Present
I aspire
you aspire
he/she/it aspires
we aspire
you aspire
they aspire
Preterite
I aspired
you aspired
he/she/it aspired
we aspired
you aspired
they aspired
Present Continuous
I am aspiring
you are aspiring
he/she/it is aspiring
we are aspiring
you are aspiring
they are aspiring
Present Perfect
I have aspired
you have aspired
he/she/it has aspired
we have aspired
you have aspired
they have aspired
Past Continuous
I was aspiring
you were aspiring
he/she/it was aspiring
we were aspiring
you were aspiring
they were aspiring
Past Perfect
I had aspired
you had aspired
he/she/it had aspired
we had aspired
you had aspired
they had aspired
Future
I will aspire
you will aspire
he/she/it will aspire
we will aspire
you will aspire
they will aspire
Future Perfect
I will have aspired
you will have aspired
he/she/it will have aspired
we will have aspired
you will have aspired
they will have aspired
Future Continuous
I will be aspiring
you will be aspiring
he/she/it will be aspiring
we will be aspiring
you will be aspiring
they will be aspiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aspiring
you have been aspiring
he/she/it has been aspiring
we have been aspiring
you have been aspiring
they have been aspiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aspiring
you will have been aspiring
he/she/it will have been aspiring
we will have been aspiring
you will have been aspiring
they will have been aspiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aspiring
you had been aspiring
he/she/it had been aspiring
we had been aspiring
you had been aspiring
they had been aspiring
Conditional
I would aspire
you would aspire
he/she/it would aspire
we would aspire
you would aspire
they would aspire
Past Conditional
I would have aspired
you would have aspired
he/she/it would have aspired
we would have aspired
you would have aspired
they would have aspired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.aspire - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goalaspire - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
be after, plan - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
overshoot - aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim"

aspire

verb
1. To have a fervent hope or aspiration:
Idioms: reach for the stars, set one's heart on.
2. To strive toward a goal:
Translations
يَطْمَح، يَتوق
usilovat
stræbe efter
törekszik
sækjast eftir, òrá
censtiestiekties
ašpirovať
can atmakçok istemek

aspire

[əsˈpaɪəʳ] VI to aspire to sthaspirar a algo
we can't aspire to thatno aspiramos a tantonuestras pretensiones son más modestas
he aspires to a new caranhela tener un coche nuevo
to aspire to do sthaspirar a hacer algo, ambicionar hacer algo

aspire

[əˈspaɪər] vi
to aspire to → aspirer à

aspire

vi to aspire to somethingnach etw streben, etw erstreben; to aspire to do somethingdanach streben, etw zu tun

aspire

[əsˈpaɪəʳ] vi to aspire toaspirare a, ambire a

aspire

(əˈspaiə) verb
(usually with to) to try very hard to reach (something difficult, ambitious etc). He aspired to the position of president.
ˌaspiˈration (ӕspi-) noun
(often in plural) an ambition. aspirations to become a writer.