HyperDic: aspire

English > 1 sense of the word aspire:
VERBcognitionaspire, draw a bead on, aim, shoot forhave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
aspire > pronunciation
Soundsahspay'r
Rhymesadmire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > aspire: 1 sense > verb 1, cognition
MeaningHave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey aspire to move
Synonymsdraw a bead on, aim, shoot for
Narrowerovershootaim too high
Broaderplan, be afterHave the will and intention to carry out some action
Spanishaspirar
Catalanaspirar
Adjectivesaspirantdesiring or striving for recognition or advancement
Nounsaspirant, aspireran ambitious and aspiring young person
aspirationa will to succeed
aspirationa cherished desire

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