- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||aspired, aspires, aspiring
||to want strongly; have as an aim (usu. fol. by "to" "after," or an infinitive).
He aspires to both wealth and power.Although I wanted to be a success as an actress, I never aspired after fame.She aspired to become a great singer and to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.
- aim, long, yearn
- similar words:
- desire, dream, hanker, hope, intend, quest, want, wish
||aim, attain, attempt, long, strive