- [U][C]追求的目标；夙愿 sth that you very much want to do,usually sth that is difficult to achieve
- [U][C]野心；雄心 the desire or determination to be successful,rich,powerful,etc.
a cherished desire;
"his ambition is to own his own business"
a strong drive for success
have as one's ambition
- You should persist in your ambition.
- The glory of his country is his ambition.
- You will achieve your ambition if you work hard.
- That political statesman is full of ambition.
- There are no bounds to his ambition.
- His wild ambition was thoroughly exposed.
- She had no ambition to go dancing.
- I never ambitioned it.
- He was frustrated in his ambition.
- That political statesman is full of ambition.
- His ambition has come true.
- His ambition knows no limits.
- Ambition often overleaps itself.
- His ruin was that the ambition had laid hold of him.
- His political ambitions still burn.
- Her frustrated ambitions have made her extremely bitter and cynical.
- His ambition is to be a lawyer.
- Her lifelong ambition was to be a teacher.
- His ambition is ultimately to run his own business.
- His greatest ambition is to make good wine.
- He described his ambitions and ideals.
- After leaving the diplomatic service he developed Parliamentary ambitions.
- He has very high ambitions.
- She denies that she has any political ambitions.
- She has great ambitions but little talent.
- She's clever but she lacks ambition.
- The leaders of both parties have presidential ambitions.
- The important question is whether he is prepared to go to war to achieve his territorial ambitions.
- She has no personal ambition.
- Knowledge of inequality has stimulated envy, ambition and greed.
- Nothing would stop me from achieving my ambition.
- You will not be able to achieve your ambition if you do not work hard.
- She doubts whether she'll ever be able to fulfil her ambition.
- He has ambition and works hard to get a salary increase.
- The big house on the hill is my ambition.
- He has already achieved his main ambition of life—to become wealthy.
- Lack of ambition might be his problem.
- He attributes his failure to a lack of ambition.
- His father was disappointed by his lack of ambition.
- One of his ambitions is to study abroad.
- To be a physicist was the height of his ambition.
- Macbeth is full of ambition.
- The politician is full of ambition; one of his ambitions is to become a minister.
- She's got a lot of ambition, so she's bound to be successful.
- My family are more important to me than politics and personal ambition.
- No one could set measures to his ambitions.
- He burns with an ambition.
- A student who is filled with ambition usually studies hard.
- He died with only one unfulfilled ambition, which was to take photographs on a spaceflight.
- He has no ambition for fame or gain.
- The statement laid bare their ambition for world conquest.
- She listened attentively while he poured out all his ambition for the future．
- I had no ambition in this direction.
- He has the ambition of getting it.
- It fired his ambition to write poetry.
- He did it out of ambition to excel.
- After his heart attack, he abandoned his ambition to become Prime Minister.
- He had ambitions to occupy the throne.
- He at last realized his ambition to sail round the world.
- She was filled with ambition to become famous.
- She at last achieved her ambition to marry a rich guy.
- I've always had a burning ambition to be a film director.
- He has not given up his ambition to beat the world record in the high jump.
- It was her life's ambition to publish a novel.
- It has always been my ambition to climb Mount Qomolangma.
- abet sb's ambition of 助长某人…的野心
- achieve one's ambition 实现抱负
- attain one's ambition 实现抱负
- awaken an ambition 唤起野心
- check sb's ambition 挫败某人的野心
- cherish the ambition of 怀有…的野心
- cultivate the ambition 培植雄心
- entertain an ambition 怀有抱负
- frustrate sb's ambition 挫败某人的野心
- fulfil one's ambition 遂愿，实现抱负
- harbour an ambition 胸怀壮志，有野心
- have an ambition 有抱负，有野心
- limit sb's ambition 限制某人的强烈欲望
- lose one's ambition 失去抱负，失去方向
- nourish an ambition for 对…怀有抱负
- nurse the ambition 培植雄心
- realize one's ambition 实现抱负
- restrain sb's ambition 限制某人的强烈欲望
- reveal one's ambition 暴露野心
- spur sb's ambition 激起某人的雄心
- stir sb's ambition 激起某人的雄心
- thwart sb's ambition 挫败某人的野心
- boundless ambition 无穷的欲望
- burning ambition 炽烈的欲望
- cherished ambition 夙愿
- commendable ambition 值得称道的志向
- disappointed ambition 未酬的壮志，落空的野心
- domineering ambition 称霸的野心
- fierce ambition 强烈的愿望
- frustrated ambition 受挫的雄心
- great ambition 伟大的抱负
- high ambition 崇高的志向
- highest ambition 最高志向
- honourable ambition 高尚的抱负
- insatiable ambition 贪得无厌的野心
- laudable ambition 值得称赞的志向
- legitimate ambition 正当的志向
- lifelong ambition 终生抱负
- lofty ambition 高尚的抱负
- long-cherished ambition 夙愿
- long-standing ambition 夙愿
- noble ambition 高尚的志向
- overweening ambition 过分自信的抱负
- personal ambition 个人野心
- political ambitions 政治抱负
- ruling ambition 主宰一切的野心
- territorial ambitions 领土野心
- unbridled ambition 狂妄的野心
- universal ambition 人皆有之的愿望
- unrealized ambition 未实现的抱负
- vulgar ambition 卑劣的野心
- be moderate in ambition 在抱负上适可而止
- be full of ambition 野心勃勃
- out of ambition 出于野心
- without ambition 胸无大志，没有野心
I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?出自：Julius Caesar , Shakespeare
The Bishop of Chester had ambitioned the Bishopric of Winchester.出自： Horace Walpole
Who ambitioned to be his correspondent.出自： T. Jefferson
Ambitioning that her lover should make his mark.出自： H. Smart
- ambition 泛指“雄心；野心”时，多用作不可数名词；指具体的志愿或理想时，可用作可数名词；作“抱负；热望”解时，用复数形式。
- ambition后可接介词for 或 of，但更常用的是接动词不定式。
- ambition, aspiration, pretension
- 这三个词的共同意思是指对实现抱负的强烈愿望。ambition可用于褒义,也可用于贬义; aspiration的单数形式主要用于褒义,指使人提高或使人高尚的抱负,其复数形式有时可指缺乏合理根据的或狂妄的野心; 而pretension则因其“狂妄”的词源意义而侧重表示只有愿望而没有条件、权力或才能。
- ☆ 14世纪中期进入英语，直接源自拉丁语的amitio，意为为了获得势力而四处活动。