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verb [intransitive] American English pronunciation: aspire /əˈspaɪr/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaspire
he/she/itaspires
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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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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