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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.
References in classic literature ?
I would gladly believe her such," returned Duncan, hastily; "I could wish her to be even more; but with you, Alice, I have the permission of your father to aspire to a still nearer and dearer tie.
The entire array, moreover, clad in burnished steel, and with plumage nodding over their bright morions, had a brilliancy of effect which no modern display can aspire to equal.
I have known what it is to dare and to aspire, to dream mighty dreams and to see them perish--to see all the fair flowers of my spirit trampled into the mire by the wild-beast powers of my life.
It's pretty generally understood that men don't aspire after the absolute right, but only to do about as well as the rest of the world.
He wanted to train me to an elevation I could never reach; it racked me hourly to aspire to the standard he uplifted.
Little Em'ly consenting, and allowing me to kiss her, I became desperate; informing her, I recollect, that I never could love another, and that I was prepared to shed the blood of anybody who should aspire to her affections.
So from the root Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves More aerie, last the bright consummate floure Spirits odorous breathes: flours and thir fruit Mans nourishment, by gradual scale sublim'd To vital Spirits aspire, to animal, To intellectual, give both life and sense, Fansie and understanding, whence the soule Reason receives, and reason is her being, Discursive, or Intuitive; discourse Is oftest yours, the latter most is ours, Differing but in degree, of kind the same.
It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.
It is, however, a more profitable employment to trace the constituent principles of future greatness in their kernel; to detect in the acorn at our feet the germ of that majestic oak, whose roots shoot down to the centre, and whose branches aspire to the skies.
permitting his vanity to aspire to the triple crown,[5] entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V.
It is ESSENTIAL to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY