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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
ambition /æm'biʃn/
  • danh từ
    • hoài bão, khát vọng
    • lòng tham, tham vọng
Concise Dictionary
ambitionsæm'bɪʃn
noun
+a cherished desire
+a strong drive for success
verb
+have as one's ambition
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 hunger, thirst, craving, appetite, arrivisme:
John's relentless ambition may yet be his undoing.
2 drive, enterprise, energy, initiative, vigour, enthusiasm, zeal, avidity, Colloq get-up-and-go:
The company is seeking young men of ambition. You'll never get anywhere, Stewart, since you are totally lacking in ambition.
3 goal, object, aim, aspiration, hope, desire, dream, objective, wish, purpose:
It is Olivia's ambition to marry someone with a title.
Advanced English Dictionary
doing sth)
1 [C] something that you want to do or achieve very much: She never achieved her ambition of becoming a famous writer. + His burning ambition was to study medicine. + It had been her lifelong ambition. + political / literary / sporting ambitions
2 [U] the desire or determination to be successful, rich, powerful, etc: motivated by personal ambition + She was intelligent but suffered from a lack of ambition.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 strong desire to be successful

ADJ.

driving, great, naked
She's a woman of driving ambition.
| personal

VERB + AMBITION

have
He's got little ambition.
| lack

AMBITION + VERB

burn
Ambition burned within her.

2 sth you very much want to have/do

ADJ.

big, burning, driving, great, high, main, overriding, ultimate
Her biggest ambition was to climb Everest.
| lifelong, life's, longstanding
At last he had realized his life's ambition.
| modest | personal | secret | youthful | frustrated, thwarted, unfulfilled
This is a tale of jealousy and thwarted ambitions.
| career, imperial/imperialist, literary, political, presidential, social, sporting, territorial

VERB + AMBITION

cherish, harbour, have, nurture
He had only one ambition in life.
| abandon, give up | achieve, fulfil, realize | limit, restrain | frustrate, thwart
He felt great resentment at having his ambition frustrated.



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