Definition of 'ambition'
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You find a way to share responsibilities and free up time for a personal ambition. The Sun (2016)This is yet another example of political ambitions overcoming common sense. The Sun (2017)This could provide funds for each son and so fulfil one of his personal ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When he came out of the army he directed his ambition towards two goals : politics and making money. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A rare total eclipse of the moon will make your emotions a useful bit tougher and ambitions stronger. The Sun (2016)Either that or he should be left to fulfil his own ambition and run for president in 2020 in peace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need to recognise that China is an unreliable partner whose commercial promise should not blind us to its military and territorial ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Saturn, planet of serious intentions, gives you the focus to learn an extra skill that will help you fulfil an ambition. The Sun (2016)Angelina has recently turned her back on Hollywood life to focus on her political ambitions, something she has made no secret of. The Sun (2016)Limits are always limits to some project or desire or ambition. Philosophy at the Limit (1990)But you have to have ambitions and goals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You are close to success with the ambition that means the most to you. The Sun (2013)You know which personal ambition you should focus on and which you should put on hold. The Sun (2014)It was thereby hoped to reduce the political ambitions of the armed forces. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeThis transformation is possible as long as we do not harbour ambitions to reform our partner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Will new ambitions change your world of love? The Sun (2009)Your intuition and ambition both get stronger. The Sun (2014)Yet already she has hinted that she might revive her presidential ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Will ambition and success change your love future? The Sun (2013)Yet colleagues were impressed by his grasp of detail and seeming lack of personal ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her success in finding a way out of the legal impasse will boost her wider political ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most writers harbour a modest ambition for their work to live on after their deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Inspiring more of you to come into the business world is an ambition of mine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sun climbs to the top of your chart and ambitions get stronger. The Sun (2016)He insisted that the surgery had not been prompted by presidential ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Pluto and the sun are working on your behalf so you are ready to fulfil your personal ambitions. The Sun (2010)You handle relationships well and can be a close couple but also encourage each other to fulfil personal ambitions. The Sun (2009)Do the very best drivers step over the line because they cannot see anything other than their own desires and ambitions? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The entire civilised world is now united in opposing the rogue regime's nuclear ambitions. The Sun (2007)By that time, the papacy had established its territorial ambitions. Christianity Today (2000)The attempt to talk Iran down from its nuclear ambitions is going badly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They had desire and ambition, like it was the last chance of their lives. The Sun (2013)You stand out from the crowd, think fast and fulfil an ambition. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'ambition'
British English: ambition /æmˈbɪʃən/ NOUN
If you have an ambition to achieve something, you want very much to achieve it.
His ambition is to sail round the world.
- American English: ambition
- Arabic: طُموح
- Brazilian Portuguese: ambição
- Chinese: 雄心
- Croatian: ambicija
- Czech: přání
- Danish: ambition
- Dutch: ambitie
- European Spanish: ambición
- Finnish: kunnianhimo
- French: ambition
- German: Ehrgeiz
- Greek: φιλοδοξία
- Italian: ambizione
- Japanese: 野心
- Korean: 야심
- Norwegian: ærgjerrighet
- Polish: ambicja
- European Portuguese: ambição
- Romanian: ambiție
- Russian: цель
- Spanish: ambición
- Swedish: ambition
- Thai: ความทะเยอทะยาน
- Turkish: hırs
- Ukrainian: мета
- Vietnamese: tham vọng
Definition of ambition from the Collins English Dictionary
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