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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.]
in an aspiring manner