- 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.
- aspirer noun
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intransitive verb as·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires
- To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to stardom.
- To strive toward an end: aspiring to great knowledge.
- To soar.
Origin: Middle English aspiren, from aspirer, from Latin aspīrāre, to desire; see aspirate.
- as·pirˈer noun
- as·pirˈing·ly adverb