an ambition to do something• By then fired by an ambition to go all the way, he turned professional.• Years later, his career reached a peak when he kissed Marlon Brando Have you always had an ambition to act?• Niki had an ambition to drive it perfectly.• I had arrived at Ullapool by bus in mid-afternoon, determined to satisfyan ambition to make a first visit to Lochinver.• It is always a dream of greatness, not simply an ambition to succeed.• Dayton is a young Gentleman of talents, with an ambition toexert them.
ambition noun ⇨ambition (a woman of driving ambition)⇨hope2 (achieve your ambition)ambition
ambition ♦︎ driveThese are both words for the desire to be successful and to achieve things.这两个词均表示抱负、志向。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆the ambition / drive to do / be sth◆personal ambition / drive◆to have / lack ambition / drive■ambition [uncountable] the desire or determination to be successful, rich or powerful野心；抱负；志向◆He was a young man with the ambition to succeed in his chosen career. 他是一个有志青年，一心想在自己选择的事业上有所作为。◆She's a woman of driving ambition. 她是个一心想要出人头地的女子。 see also ambition ⇨ hopenoun2, ambitious ⇨ aggressive2■drive [uncountable] (approving) the strong desire to do things and to achieve sth; great energy志向；干劲；精力◆He'll do very well－he has tremendous drive. 他会干得很出色的－他干劲冲天。◆He lacks the competitive drive he needs to succeed. 他缺乏获得成功所必需的斗志。 see also drive ⇨ driveverb2