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inspire

in·spire

inspire

 
pronunciation:
ihn spaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: inspired, inspires, inspiring
definition 1: to cause confident feelings in.
The captain's bravery inspired the crew to face the storm without fear.
similar words:
move
definition 2: to cause, urge, stimulate or influence to do.
My mother's kindness inspired me to write a book about her.
similar words:
challenge, fire, invite, kindle
definition 3: to cause to happen.
His speech inspired a revolt.
similar words:
provoke
derivations: inspired (adj.), inspiring (adj.), inspiringly (adv.)
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