Definition for aspiration

noun as in goal, hope

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Example Sentences

We might start by thinking about how companies can do more to balance year-on-year or quarterly targets against long-term aspirations that last—or even exceed—a lifetime, like the commitments some oil companies have made to reach net zero emissions.

She moved to Australia for high school and with aspirations to be a doctor.

From Fortune

FFA, a community of women founders and a startup accelerator working to achieve greater gender diversity in technology, built a sample of 150 women from tech hubs “with high likelihood of having entrepreneurial aspirations,” according to its dataset.

The results also highlight some important gaps between aspiration and reality—what people want companies to do, and what they think they’re actually doing.

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On the other hand, if people share their feelings and candidly explain their fears and aspirations to others, they might better motivate positive change.

Both high fashion and the fast, commercial fashion of Target are supposed to be about aspiration.

The salaries were reduced so much that 1000 euro for many workers has now become a goal or aspiration.

Nine years later, making 1,000 euro a month has become an aspiration for many.

Is getting involved in politics a serious aspiration of yours?

But Roosevelt rooted it firmly in American experience and aspiration.

In this way, public curiosity may be gratified, but hardly any private aspiration after fame.

Property, the family, the state, are sacred; but aspiration toward the recognition of the equality of men is insanity.

Beyond all this Michael sincerely tried to correct his morals and manners in the light of aspiration and faith.

The Romantic aspiration is revealed in Steinle, even, in a certain “yearning after colour.”

Phœbe's aspiration to become like her teacher did not lessen as the days went on.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to aspiration, such as: aim, ambition, desire, dream, eagerness, and endeavor.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.