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ambition

am·bi·tion

ambition

 
pronunciation:
aem bI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong desire to become famous, rich, or to reach a goal.
He has an ambition to earn a million dollars before he is thirty.
synonyms:
desire, drive, push, zeal
similar words:
appetite, aspiration, longing, striving
definition 2: the aim or goal of such a desire.
Winning first place was his ambition.
synonyms:
aim, aspiration, dream, goal, intent, intention, objective
similar words:
hope, longing, mark, plan, purpose, striving
derivation: ambitionless (adj.)
Word Parts
The word ambition contains the following parts:
amb, ambl, ambul Latin root that means walk
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.