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aspire

as·pire

aspire

 
 
pronunciation:
spaIr
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: aspired, aspires, aspiring
definition: 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.
synonyms:
aim, long, yearn
similar words:
desire, dream, hanker, hope, intend, quest, want, wish
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