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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·pire /əˈspaɪr/
 (v.)渴望,嚮往,追求,有志于

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·pire v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aspired p. pr. & vb. n. Aspiring.]
 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)

 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)

 As·pire, n. Aspiration. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 aspire
      v : have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal [syn: draw a bead on,
           aim, shoot for]