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)
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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