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aspire to

To hope or strive to be or do something. I aspire to be a successful businesswoman like my sister one day. My parents were so patient with us. As a dad, that's what I aspire to.
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aspire to something

to seek or aim for something better. She aspires to a job more challenging than her current position. I aspire to far greater things.
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References in classic literature ?
They hard'nd more by what might most reclame, Grieving to see his Glorie, at the sight Took envie, and aspiring to his highth, Stood reimbattell'd fierce, by force or fraud Weening to prosper, and at length prevaile Against God and MESSIAH, or to fall In universal ruin last, and now To final Battel drew, disdaining flight, Or faint retreat; when the great Son of God To all his Host on either hand thus spake.