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in·spire

 (ĭn-spīr′)
v. in·spired, in·spir·ing, in·spires
v.tr.
1. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
2. To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion: hymns that inspire the congregation; an artist who was inspired by Impressionism.
3.
a. To stimulate to action; motivate: a sales force that was inspired by the prospect of a bonus. See Synonyms at encourage.
b. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch: "At this moment he inspired her with disgust rather than with love" (Anthony Trollope).
4. To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse: a teacher who inspired admiration and respect.
5. To be the cause or source of; bring about: an invention that inspired many imitations.
6. To draw in (air) by inhaling.
7. Archaic
a. To breathe on.
b. To breathe life into.
v.intr.
1. To stimulate energies, ideals, or reverence: a leader who inspires by example.
2. To inhale.

[Middle English enspiren, from Old French enspirer, from Latin īnspīrāre : in-, into; see in-2 + spīrāre, to breathe.]

in·spir′er n.

inspire

(ɪnˈspaɪə)
vb
1. to exert a stimulating or beneficial effect upon (a person); animate or invigorate
2. (tr; foll by with or to; may take an infinitive) to arouse (with a particular emotion or to a particular action); stir
3. (tr) to prompt or instigate; give rise to: her beauty inspired his love.
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr; often passive) to guide or arouse by divine influence or inspiration
5. (Physiology) to take or draw (air, gas, etc) into the lungs; inhale
6. (tr) archaic
a. to breathe into or upon
b. to breathe life into
[C14 (in the sense: to breathe upon, blow into): from Latin inspīrāre, from spīrāre to breathe]
inˈspirable adj
inˈspirative adj
inˈspirer n
inˈspiringly adv

in•spire

(ɪnˈspaɪər)

v. -spired, -spir•ing. v.t.
1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: Her courage inspired her followers.
2. to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence.
3. to fill or affect with a feeling, thought, etc.
4. to influence or impel: Competition inspired them to greater efforts.
5. to communicate or suggest by a divine or supernatural influence.
6. to guide or control by divine influence.
7. to give rise to, bring about, cause, etc.: a philosophy that inspired a revolution.
8. to take (air, gases, etc.) into the lungs in breathing; inhale.
9. Archaic.
a. to infuse (breath, life, etc.) by breathing.
b. to breathe into or upon.
v.i.
10. to give inspiration.
11. to inhale.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin inspīrāre to breathe upon or into =in- in-2 + spīrāre to breathe]
in•spir•a•tive (ɪnˈspaɪər ə tɪv, ˈɪn spɪˌreɪ tɪv) adj.
in•spir′er, n.
in•spir′ing•ly, adv.

inspire


Past participle: inspired
Gerund: inspiring

Imperative
inspire
inspire
Present
I inspire
you inspire
he/she/it inspires
we inspire
you inspire
they inspire
Preterite
I inspired
you inspired
he/she/it inspired
we inspired
you inspired
they inspired
Present Continuous
I am inspiring
you are inspiring
he/she/it is inspiring
we are inspiring
you are inspiring
they are inspiring
Present Perfect
I have inspired
you have inspired
he/she/it has inspired
we have inspired
you have inspired
they have inspired
Past Continuous
I was inspiring
you were inspiring
he/she/it was inspiring
we were inspiring
you were inspiring
they were inspiring
Past Perfect
I had inspired
you had inspired
he/she/it had inspired
we had inspired
you had inspired
they had inspired
Future
I will inspire
you will inspire
he/she/it will inspire
we will inspire
you will inspire
they will inspire
Future Perfect
I will have inspired
you will have inspired
he/she/it will have inspired
we will have inspired
you will have inspired
they will have inspired
Future Continuous
I will be inspiring
you will be inspiring
he/she/it will be inspiring
we will be inspiring
you will be inspiring
they will be inspiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inspiring
you have been inspiring
he/she/it has been inspiring
we have been inspiring
you have been inspiring
they have been inspiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inspiring
you will have been inspiring
he/she/it will have been inspiring
we will have been inspiring
you will have been inspiring
they will have been inspiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inspiring
you had been inspiring
he/she/it had been inspiring
we had been inspiring
you had been inspiring
they had been inspiring
Conditional
I would inspire
you would inspire
he/she/it would inspire
we would inspire
you would inspire
they would inspire
Past Conditional
I would have inspired
you would have inspired
he/she/it would have inspired
we would have inspired
you would have inspired
they would have inspired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inspire - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
2.inspire - supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
occasion - give occasion to
3.inspire - serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
4.inspire - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shoutsinspire - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
cheerlead - act as a cheerleader in a sports event
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
5.inspire - fill with revolutionary ideas
indoctrinate - teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"
6.inspire - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
aspirate - suck in (air)
sniff, sniffle - inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
snivel, snuffle - snuff up mucus through the nose
snuff - inhale audibly through the nose; "snuff coke"
puff, drag, draw - suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
huff, snort - inhale recreational drugs; "The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day"; "the kids were huffing glue"

inspire

verb
1. motivate, move, cause, stimulate, encourage, influence, persuade, spur, be responsible for, animate, rouse, instil, infuse, hearten, enliven, imbue, spark off, energize, galvanize, gee up, inspirit, fire or touch the imagination of What inspired you to change your name?
motivate depress, discourage, daunt, deflate, dishearten, dispirit, disenchant
2. give rise to, cause, produce, result in, prompt, stir, spawn, engender His legend would even inspire a song by Simon and Garfunkel.
3. arouse, cause, produce, excite, prompt, induce, awaken, give rise to, ignite, kindle, enkindle The car's effortless handling inspires confidence.

inspire

verb
1. To arouse the emotions of; make ardent:
2. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
3. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to:
5. To draw air into the lungs in the process of respiration:
Translations
يُعْطي الثِّقَه، يُشَجِّعيُلْهِم، يوحي
inspirovatpovzbudit
inspireretilskynde
elähdyttääinnoittaainnostaainspiroida
lelkesítmegihletösztönöz
hrífa; fylla hugmóîivera kveikjan aî
iedvesmotiedvest
beademeninspireren
inšpirovať
navdihniti
ilham etmek/vermekilham kaynağı olmak

inspire

[ɪnˈspaɪəʳ] VTinspirar
she has the sort of face that inspires terror/respecttiene un rostro que inspira terror/respeto
to inspire sb to do sthmover a algn a hacer algo
her achievements have inspired me to make more effortsus logros me han movido a esforzarme más
whatever inspired him to do that?¿qué lo impulsó or movió a hacer eso?
this painting was inspired by Greek mythologyeste cuadro está inspirado en la mitología griega
he was inspired by her beauty to write the songsu belleza lo llevó or movió a escribir la canción
the painting was divinely inspiredel cuadro fue pintado por inspiración divina
to inspire confidence in sb, inspire sb with confidenceinfundir or inspirar confianza a algn

inspire

[ɪnˈspaɪər] vt
[+ person] → inspirer
to inspire sb to do sth → inspirer qn pour faire qch
The landscape inspired her to produce some beautiful paintings → Le paysage l'a inspirée pour produire de belles toiles.
The bohemian lifestyle of Paris inspired him to write his first novel → La bohème parisienne fut l'inspiration derrière son premier roman.
What inspired you to buy that hat?
BUT Qu'est-ce qui vous a donné l'idée d'acheter ce chapeau?; Comment vous êtes-vous mis en tête d'acheter ce chapeau?.
[+ work of art] → inspirer
[+ confidence, hope, respect, loyalty] → inspirer; [+ fear] → inspirer
to inspire sth in sb → inspirer qch à qn
He inspires fierce loyalty in his friends → Il inspire une farouche loyauté à ses amis.
to inspire confidence in sb → inspirer confiance à qn

inspire

vt
respect, trust, aweeinflößen (in sb jdm); hope, confidence etc(er)wecken (→ in in +dat); hate, fearhervorrufen (in bei); to inspire somebody with hope/confidencejdn mit Hoffnung/Vertrauen erfüllen
(= be inspiration to) personinspirieren; to inspire somebody with an ideajdn zu einer Idee inspirieren; I was inspired by his example/couragesein Vorbild/Mut hat mich inspiriert; the book was inspired by a real persondie Inspiration zu dem Buch kommt von einer wirklichen Person; whatever inspired you to change it? (iro)was hat dich bloß dazu inspiriert, es zu ändern?

inspire

[ɪnˈspaɪəʳ] vt to inspire sth in sb, to inspire sb with sthispirare qc a qn
to inspire sb (to do sth) → ispirare qn (a fare qc)

inspire

(inˈspaiə) verb
1. to encourage by filling with eg confidence, enthusiasm etc. The players were inspired by the loyalty of their supporters and played better football than ever before.
2. to be the origin or source of a poetic or artistic idea. An incident in his childhood inspired the poem.
inspiration (inspəˈreiʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
His "my dear" was constantly on his lips for me, and nothing could have expressed more the exact shade of the sentiment with which I desired to inspire my pupils than its fond familiarity.
There is much in that sound to inspire proud feelings; but whereto does all that circumnavigation conduct?
But agonizing as was the wound of this whale, and an appalling spectacle enough, any way; yet the peculiar horror with which he seemed to inspire the rest of the herd, was owing to a cause which at first the intervening distance obscured from us.
Not a chicken or turkey or duck in the barn-yard but looked grave when they saw her approaching, and seemed evidently to be reflecting on their latter end; and certain it was that she was always meditating on trussing, stuffing and roasting, to a degree that was calculated to inspire terror in any reflecting fowl living.
We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which t may utter, or any heroism it may inspire.
One cannot describe those noble woods, nor the feeling with which they inspire him.
Remember that of your own gifts, Rebecca; they may not be praised of men, but they may cheer, console, inspire, perhaps, when and where you least expect.
That which to him was a great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good, to be diligently sought; and the argument which he so warmly urged, against my learning to read, only served to inspire me with a desire and determina- tion to learn.
He was afraid not even Miss Woodhouse"he stopt a moment "or Miss Smith could inspire him.
A woman of seven and twenty," said Marianne, after pausing a moment, "can never hope to feel or inspire affection again, and if her home be uncomfortable, or her fortune small, I can suppose that she might bring herself to submit to the offices of a nurse, for the sake of the provision and security of a wife.
We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain,--the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man--perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph
Noel Vanstone succeeds to his father's property, he is the only human being possessed of pecuniary blessings who fails to inspire me with a feeling of unmitigated envy.