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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aspire mean? 

ASPIRE (verb)
  The verb ASPIRE has 1 sense:

1. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

  Familiarity information: ASPIRE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASPIRE (verb)

Sense 1aspire [BACK TO TOP]


Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


aspire; shoot for; draw a bead on; aim

Hypernyms (to "aspire" is one way to...):

be after; plan (have the will and intention to carry out some action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "aspire"):

overshoot (aim too high)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They aspire to move

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