Definition for AS-PIRE

AS-PIRE, v.i. [L. aspiro, to breathe. See Aspirate.]

  1. To desire with eagerness; to pant after an object, great, noble or spiritual; followed by to or after; as, to aspire to a crown, or after immortality.
  2. To aim at something elevated; to rise or tower with desire. Aspiring to be Gods, if angels fell; / Aspiring to be angels, men rebel. – Pope.

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