Aspire vs Avid - What's the difference?
As a verb aspire
As an adjective avid is
enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy.
To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle ).
* Alexander Pope
- He aspires to become a successful doctor.
(obsolete) To aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to.
- Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.
To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
- That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds.
- My own breath still foments the fire, / Which flames as high as fancy can aspire .
enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
* 1996 , , Oyster , Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
- I'm an avid reader.
- We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.