Definitions for inspire
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inspire.
inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltverb
heighten or intensify
"These paintings exalt the imagination"
supply the inspiration for
"The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
prompt, inspire, instigateverb
serve as the inciting cause of
"She prompted me to call my relatives"
cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upverb
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
"The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
revolutionize, revolutionise, inspireverb
fill with revolutionary ideas
inhale, inspire, breathe inverb
draw in (air)
"Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
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.
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.
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.
To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.
To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
To spread rumour indirectly.
Etymology: From enspirer, from inspirare, present active infinitive of inspiro, itself a loan-translation of the Ancient Greek πνέω in the Bible, from in + spiro.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
I have been troubled in my sleep this night;
But dawning day new comfort hath inspir'd. William Shakespeare.
He knew not his Maker, and he that inspired into him an active soul, and breathed in a living spirit. Wisd. xv. 11.
Then to the heart inspir'd
Vernal delight. John Milton.
Nor th' inspir'd
Castalian spring. John Milton.
Erato, thy poet's mind inspire,
And fill his soul with thy celestial fire. John Dryden, Æn.
The letters are often read to the young religious, to inspire with sentiments of virtue. Addison.
By means of sulphurous coal smoaks the lungs are stifled and oppressed, whereby they are forced to inspire and expire the air with difficulty, in comparison of the facility of inspiring and expiring the air in the country. Gideon Harvey.
His baleful breath inspiring as he glides;
Now like a chain around her neck he rides. Dryden.
To draw in the breath.
Etymology: inspiro, Latin; inspirer, Fr.
If the inspiring and expiring organ of any animal be stopt, it suddenly yields to nature, and dies. Izaak Walton.
Inspire refers to the act of making someone feel enthused, motivated or stimulated to do something creative, ambitious or beneficial. It can also refer to creating a particular feeling, idea, or thought in someone. This can result from a wide range of actions, behaviors, achievements, remarks, experiences or realizations. In cultural context, it often refers to evoking creativity, new ideas or artistic work.
to breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate
to infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing
to draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; -- opposed to expire
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
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 draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; -- opposed to expire
to breathe; to blow gently
Etymology: [OE. enspiren, OF. enspirer, inspirer, F. inspirer, fr. L. inspirare; pref. in- in + spirare to breathe. See Spirit.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. inspirāre—in, into, spirāre, to breathe.]
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To provide with intuitive, accurate, specific sane, practical and logical ideas and thoughts.
She did inspire her teammates as much as they inspired her.
Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'inspire' in Verbs Frequency: #666
The numerical value of inspire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of inspire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I wish to see more love, and so I'm going to be that love, if I could inspire just three more people to donate kidneys and those three people could inspire three more people. And those three could inspire three more. If you just did that 11 times over, we would completely wipe out... the kidney waiting list. That's doable to me.
I feel like I could just start curling 225 right now and I ’m pretty sure come tomorrow, it’s going to be adrenalin just going crazy. I ’m excited about tomorrow. If I feel this good doing the bench press, I ca n’t wait to see how I am tomorrow. if I can inspire one, and they can inspire another and( soon we ’ll) inspire a thousand.
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.
The main reason I wanted to make the film was to inspire our audiences, young and old, but particularly young people, when you see the Earth from that perspective it's a whole emotional experience and you see just how beautiful the planet is and when you also see some of the things that are happening to it, it was to inspire people that it is definitely worth taking care of it, better stewardship in the future, trying to find solutions for some of the problems that we're facing, but that we can do it if we work together.
Remember, even when Muhammad Ali was fighting Muhammad Ali was hated ! They went against Muhammad Ali on the Muslim thing, the Vietnam thing -- Muhammad Ali wasn't much liked when boxing, it was only after. But that era was different to the sportsmen around now, it's different times and a different society, the pictures of him with all Muhammad Ali money might inspire folks too, you know ? It might inspire a lot of kids to think if Muhammad Ali's done it then I could do it too.
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- πνέω, εμπνέωGreek
- elähdyttää, inspiroida, innoittaa, innostaaFinnish
- को प्रेरितHindi
- lelkesít, ösztönözHungarian
- iniciō, afflō, īnspīrō, inspireLatin
- beademen, inspirerenDutch
- внушить, вдохновить, внушать, вдохновлятьRussian
- ilham vermek, esinlemekTurkish
- حوصلہ افزائیUrdu
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