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Meaning of ASPIRE

Pronunciation:  u'spIr

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

ASPIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aim, shoot for
 See Also: be after, overshoot, plan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*pire"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aspired}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Aspiring}.] [F. aspirer, L. aspirare. See {Aspirate}, v.
    1. To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high
       or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after,
       and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire
       after immorality.
             Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; Aspiring to be
             angels, men rebel.                    --Pope.
    2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
             My own breath still foments the fire, Which flames
             as high as fancy can aspire.          --Waller.
  2. \As*pire"\, v. t.
    To aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to.
          That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds. --Shak.
  3. \As*pire"\, n.
    Aspiration. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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