Aspire

Definition of Aspire

As`pire´
v. i.1.To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; - followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality.
[imp. & p. p. Aspired ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Aspiring.]
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.
- Pope.
2.To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
My own breath still foments the fire,
Which flames as high as fancy can aspire.
- Waller.
v. t.1.To aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to.
That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds.
- Shak.
n.1.Aspiration.

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