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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspire  \As*pire"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Aspired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Aspiring}.]  [F.  aspirer,  L.  aspirare  See  {Aspirate},  v. 
  t.] 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspire  \As*pire"\,  v.  t. 
  To  aspire  to  to  long  for  to  try  to  reach;  to  mount  to 
  [Obs.] 
 
  That  gallant  spirit  hath  aspired  the  clouds.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspire  \As*pire"\,  n. 
  Aspiration.  [Obs.]  --Chapman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aspire 
  v  :  have  an  ambitious  plan  or  a  lofty  goal  [syn:  {aim},  {shoot 
  for}] 




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