What does INSPIRE mean?

Definitions for INSPIREɪnˈspaɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word INSPIRE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt(verb)

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

  2. inspire(verb)

    supply the inspiration for

    "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"

  3. prompt, inspire, instigate(verb)

    serve as the inciting cause of

    "She prompted me to call my relatives"

  4. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up(verb)

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

  5. revolutionize, revolutionise, inspire(verb)

    fill with revolutionary ideas

  6. inhale, inspire, breathe in(verb)

    draw in (air)

    "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

GCIDE

  1. Inspire(v. t.)

    To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue; to inspire a person to do extraordinary feats.

  2. Origin: [OE. enspiren, OF. enspirer, inspirer, F. inspirer, fr. L. inspirare; pref. in- in + spirare to breathe. See Spirit.]

Wiktionary

  1. inspire(Verb)

    To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.

  2. inspire(Verb)

    To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens or exalts; to communicate inspiration to.

    Elders should inspire children with sentiments of virtue.

  3. inspire(Verb)

    To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.

  4. inspire(Verb)

    To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.

  5. inspire(Verb)

    To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.

  6. inspire(Verb)

    To spread rumour indirectly.

  7. Origin: From enspirer, from inspirare, present active infinitive of inspiro, itself a loan-translation of the Ancient Greek πνέω in the Bible, from in + spiro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inspire(verb)

    to breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate

  2. Inspire(verb)

    to infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing

  3. Inspire(verb)

    to draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; -- opposed to expire

  4. Inspire(verb)

    to infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration

  5. Inspire(verb)

    to infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue

  6. Inspire(verb)

    to draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; -- opposed to expire

  7. Inspire(verb)

    to breathe; to blow gently

  8. Origin: [OE. enspiren, OF. enspirer, inspirer, F. inspirer, fr. L. inspirare; pref. in- in + spirare to breathe. See Spirit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inspire

    in-spīr′, v.t. to breathe into: to draw or inhale into the lungs: to infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing: to infuse into the mind: to instruct by divine influence: to instruct or affect with a superior influence.—v.i. to draw in the breath.—adj. Inspir′able, able to be inhaled.—n. Inspirā′tion, the act of inspiring or breathing into: a breath: the divine influence by which the sacred writers of the Bible were instructed: superior elevating or exciting influence.—adjs. Inspirā′tional, Inspiratory (in-spir′a-tor-i, or in′spir-a-tor-i), belonging to or aiding inspiration or inhalation.—n. Inspirā′tionist, one who maintains the direct inspiration of the Scriptures.—adj. Inspired′, actuated or directed by divine influence: influenced by elevated feeling: prompted by superior, but not openly declared, knowledge or authority: actually authoritative.—n. Inspir′er.—adv. Inspir′ingly. [Fr.,—L. inspirārein, into, spirāre, to breathe.]

CrunchBase

  1. Inspire

    "ClinicaHealth"which builds online communities for health organizations has changed its name to "Inspire".This company was founded 2005 to allow individuals and caregivers facing specific health conditions to connect with one another in a secure, privacy-protected environment.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'INSPIRE' in Verbs Frequency: #666

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of INSPIRE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of INSPIRE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    We must stop what they're doing to inspire -- because they do nothing to inspire but kill.

  2. Tony Dorsett:

    To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

  3. Harold S. Geneen:

    The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.

  4. Ivanka Trump:

    If you were raised working poor like me, this book will inspire you, specifically, it will inspire you to challenge the next rich woman you see to a broken beer-bottle fight.

  5. Lee Iacocca:

    Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

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