Definition of "aspire" []

  • To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to stardom. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strive toward an end: aspiring to great knowledge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To soar. (verb-intransitive)
  • To yearn (for) or have a powerful or ambitious plan, desire, or hope (to do or be something) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To rise to a great height (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "aspire" in a sentence
  • "The only good to which it should aspire is the perpetuation of its condition. —"
  • "Why not, in short, aspire to be a god when the alternative is to be a bum?"
  • "The greatest reward to which he can aspire is re-election."