Definition of aspire verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aspire

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈspaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪər//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they aspire
BrE BrE//əˈspaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪər//
 
he / she / it aspires
BrE BrE//əˈspaɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪərz//
 
past simple aspired
BrE BrE//əˈspaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪərd//
 
past participle aspired
BrE BrE//əˈspaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪərd//
 
-ing form aspiring
BrE BrE//əˈspaɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪərɪŋ//
 
 
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to have a strong desire to achieve or to become something aspire (to something) She aspired to a scientific career. aspire to be/do something He aspired to be their next leader. Word Origin late Middle English: from French aspirer or Latin aspirare, from ad- ‘to’ + spirare ‘breathe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aspire