Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

aspire (to)

aspireaspire to
1) intend to, dream about, aim for
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    • aspire to be successful, an aspiring artist/writer/actor
  • Analysis
     To aspire to something means to direct your energy towards achieving something. It is a verb similar in meaning to 'wish' for something. You might aspire to own a big house for example or to become an Executive of a company one day. You will hear this used in social situations: "I aspire to own my own home by the age of 35"; or in professional situations: "We aspire to dominate the board-games market."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. You should always aspire to be the best you can be in life.
    2. I'm an aspiring novelist, but until I get my big break, I'll keep on working.
    3. Throughout his entire life, he aspired to beat the world record for the greatest number of cookies eaten in one hour.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. No matter what I do with my life, I always aspire to greater things.
    2. So, tell me...if you get this job, what do you aspire to achieve in your first 6 months?
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