verb (used without object), as·pired, as·pir·ing.
Origin of aspire
Examples from the Web for aspired
Craig-Lewis was an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, a position she had aspired to since grade school.
He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Raised from nothing, Harding aspired to greatness: she wanted to be the best female figure skater in the world.ESPN’s ‘The Price of Gold’ Revisits the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Scandal|Amy Zimmerman|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was active in the school newspaper and aspired to be a lawyer.West Virginia Heathers: Was Skylar Neese Murdered by Her Best Friends?|Caroline Linton|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The accused ‘Soccer-Mom Madam’ has said all along she aspired to run a dating service.Anna Gristina, the Accused Mommy Madam, and Her Matchmaking Defense|Tracy Quan|June 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Frode, when he had taken this town, aspired to the Empire of the East, and attacked the city of Handwan.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
He aspired to command, and knew it was only to be attained by desperate exploits.The Adventures of Captain Bonneville|Washington Irving
Dexter Freer was a tall lean man, with an interested eye and a nose that rather drooped than aspired, yet was salient withal.Lady Barbarina|Henry James
At this time, Wilkes, not satisfied with the alderman's gown, aspired to be sheriff.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
He aspired to the perfect unities, and was impatient of structural foundations.