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Meaning of aspire

as•pire

Pronunciation: (u-spīr'), [key]
— -pired, -pir•ing.
  1. to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, esp. for something great or of high value (usually fol. by to, after, or an infinitive): to aspire after literary immortality; to aspire to be a doctor.
  2. to rise up; soar; mount; tower.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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