The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aspire \As*pire"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aspired; p. pr. & vb.
n. Aspiring.] [F. aspirer, L. aspirare. See Aspirate, v.
1. To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high
or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after,
and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
Aspiring to be angels, men rebel. --Pope.
2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
My own breath still foments the fire,
Which flames as high as fancy can aspire. --Waller.