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v. in·spired, in·spir·ing, in·spires
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.
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.
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.
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Noun1.inspirer - a leader who stimulates and excites people to action
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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These are the sort of men that a woman could worship with all her soul, and yet be the greater, not the less, on account of her love, honored by all the world as the inspirer of noble deeds.
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This fact, as far as it symbolizes the moral fact of the Unattainable, the flying Perfect, around which the hands of man can never meet, at once the inspirer and the condemner of every success, may conveniently serve us to connect many illustrations of human power in every department.
As the parade leader and inspirer, Ricardo Cuellar, said, " The Magic of Christmas has one and only purpose: to present an impressive show and offer a few moments of joy and celebration to the community where I live and work for the past 9 years".
Il s'agit d'un socle d'informations et de connaissances, qui peut inspirer, demain, des travaux de recherche, mobiliser des chercheurs et impliquer davantage les universitaires a prospecter ce champ de la creation.
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Mon activite s'inscrit dans ce contexte, depuis que j'ai decouvert les ecrits du philosophe russe il y a plus de trente de cela, je n'ai pas arrete de m'en inspirer dans mes essais critiques et par le biais des traductions en arabe de ces livres, j'ai nomme Esthetique de la creation verbale, l'oeuvre de Francois Rabelais et la culture populaire, et Le Freudisme.
She stipulated that the regime of velayat-e faqih ruling in Iran is the epicenter, inspirer, and the bankroller and arms provider to extremism whether under the banner of Shiite or Sunni Islam.
En cette douloureuse circonstance, SM le Roi exprime au President chinois, aux familles des victimes et a l'ensemble du peuple chinois ami, Ses vives condoleances et Ses sinceres sentiments de solidarite et de compassion, implorant le Tout-Puissant de leur inspirer patience et reconfort et d'accorder prompt retablissement aux blesses.
A group of Jewish extremists tampered with the tomb of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, the late Palestinian leader and inspirer of Palestinian Hamas Movement, on Friday morning in the city of Nesher, Israeli media reported.