Verb > Aspire

Verb > Aspire

(no object)

to want to have or achieve something (such as a particular career or level of success) — often + to

Both young men aspire to careers in medicine. (=both young men want to have careers in medicine)

She aspires to a more active role in her government.

people who aspire to home ownership (=people who want to own their own homes)

– often followed by to + verb

He says he never aspired to become famous.

little girls who aspire to play professional basketball

aspiring adjective

an aspiring actor (=a person who wants to be an actor)

an aspiring young writer