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inspire

in·spire

inspire

 
pronunciation:
ihn spaIr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inspired, inspires, inspiring
definition 1: to arouse feelings of exaltation in.
similar words:
move
definition 2: to exert a stimulating influence on.
similar words:
challenge, fire, induce, invite, kindle, move
definition 3: to cause (a state of mind or emotion) to occur.
She inspired confidence in him.
similar words:
induce, kindle, move, provoke
definition 4: to breathe in.
antonyms:
exhale, expire
similar words:
draw
definition 5: to cause (an event or situation) to occur.
His speech inspired a revolt.
similar words:
prompt, provoke
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to stimulate or cause feelings of exaltation in others.
definition 2: to inhale.
antonyms:
exhale
derivations: inspired (adj.), inspiring (adj.), inspiringly (adv.)
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