Pronunciation: (u-spīur'), [key]
—v.i., -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. Archaic.to rise up; soar; mount; tower.
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