- To aspire is defined as to desire something or to work toward a goal that you strongly want to reach.
For an actor to yearn to work on Broadway is an example of aspire.
intransitive verbas·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires
- To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to be a poet.
- To strive toward an end or condition: aspiring to great knowledge.
- Archaic To rise high; move upwards.
Origin of aspireMiddle English aspiren, from aspirer, from Latin aspīrāre, to desire; see aspirate.
(third-person singular simple present aspires, present participle aspiring, simple past and past participle aspired)
From Old French aspirer.