- noun1 strong desire to be successfulADJECTIVE▪ driving (esp. BrE), great, naked▪
She's a woman of driving ambition.▪ personalVERB + AMBITION▪ have▪
He has no ambition.▪ lackAMBITION + VERB▪ burn▪
Ambition burned within her.2 sth you very much want to have/doADJECTIVE▪ big, burning, driving (esp. BrE), great, high, main (esp. BrE), ultimate (esp. BrE)▪
Her biggest ambition was to climb Everest.▪ lifelong, life's▪
At last he had realized his life's ambition.▪ long-held, long-standing (both esp. BrE)▪ grandiose, lofty▪ modest (esp. BrE)▪ personal▪ secret▪ youthful▪ frustrated, thwarted, unfulfilled▪
This is a tale of jealousy and thwarted ambitions.▪ artistic, career, literary, political, presidential, social, sporting (BrE)▪ global, imperial, imperialist, nuclear, territorial▪
the company's global ambitionsVERB + AMBITION▪ cherish, harbour/harbor, have, nurture (esp. BrE)▪
He had only one ambition in life.▪ abandon, give up▪ achieve, fulfil/fulfill, realize▪ limit▪ frustrate, thwart▪
He felt great resentment at having his ambition frustrated.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.