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      vb   intr  
1    usually foll by: to or after   to yearn (for) or have a powerful or ambitious plan, desire, or hope (to do or be something)  
to aspire to be a great leader     
2    to rise to a great height  
     (C15: from Latin aspirare to breathe upon, from spirare to breathe)  
  aspirer      n  
  aspiring      adj  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


aim, be ambitious, be eager, crave, desire, dream, hanker, hope, long, pursue, seek, set one's heart on, wish, yearn  

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aspirer, aspirate, asper, Asir

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