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verb [intransitive] aspire pronunciation in British English /əˈspaɪə(r)/ 
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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