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 for aspire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aspire \As*pire"\, n.
     Aspiration. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
              Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.     --Pope.
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     2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
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              My own breath still foments the fire,
              Which flames as high as fancy can aspire. --Waller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aspire \As*pire"\, v. t.
     To aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to.
     [Obs.]
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           That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aspire
      v 1: have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal [syn: draw a bead
           on, aspire, aim, shoot for]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "aspire":
     aim, aim at, aim high, aspire after, aspire to, bank on, be after,
     be ambitious, become airborne, claw skyward, confide, count on,
     covet, crave, crave after, crawl after, design, desire, destine,
     determine, dream of, drive at, expect, feel confident, float, fly,
     fly aloft, gain altitude, go for, hang, hanker after,
     harbor a design, harbor the hope, have every intention, hope,
     hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for, hope in, hope to God,
     hover, hunger after, intend, kite, lean upon, leave the ground,
     live in hopes, long, lust after, mean, nurture the hope, pant,
     pant after, plan, plane, poise, presume, project, propose, purport,
     purpose, rely on, resolve, rest assured, run mad after, seek, soar,
     spire, take off, think, thirst after, trust, try to reach, wish,
     yearn, zoom
  
  

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