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verb [intransitive]     aspire pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleaspiring
past tenseaspired
past participleaspired
  1. to want to achieve something or to be successful, especially in your career
    aspire to:

    She aspires to nothing less than the chairmanship of the company.

    aspire to be/do something:

    a number of film students who aspire to be documentary makers

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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