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ambition


am·bi·tion  (m-bshn)
n.
1.
a. An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
b. The object or goal desired: Her ambition is the presidency.
2. Desire for exertion or activity; energy: had no ambition to go dancing.

[Middle English ambicioun, excessive desire for honor, power, or wealth, from Old French ambition, from Latin ambiti, ambitin-, from ambitus, past participle of ambre, to go around (for votes); see ambient.]


ambition  /mbn/  n. 1 [U] desire to succeed, (syn.) drive: He has ambition and works hard to get a salary increase. 2 [C] a goal, objective: Her ambition is to become a chef. ambition

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