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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 ?
Not confining himself to theory, or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in mere abstract speculations, this promising lad commenced usurer on a limited scale at school; putting out at good interest a small capital of slate-pencil and marbles, and gradually extending his operations until they aspired to the copper coinage of this realm, in which he speculated to considerable advantage.
Impelled by the combination of Misfortunes under which I laboured, namely Fear, Cold and Hunger I hesitated not to ask admittance which at length I have gained; and now my Adorable Laura (continued he taking my Hand) when may I hope to receive that reward of all the painfull sufferings I have undergone during the course of my attachment to you, to which I have ever aspired.
I aspired to nothing more than again seeing my country, my friends, my little lodging by the Jardin des Plantes, my dear and precious collections--but nothing could keep me back