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Definition of inspire:

  1. To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
  2. To breathe; to blow gently.
  3. To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; - opposed to expire.
  4. To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; - opposed to expire.
  5. To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Synonyms:

recreate, gibe, embolden, lift, animize, arouse, revive, reinvigorate, exhilarate, spark, exhort, breathe, give, bear up, cheer, thrill, pack a punch, laud, set off, galvanize, rouse, nurture, touch, intrigue, ignite, chirk, lead to, fire someone with enthusiasm, exalt, flush, ginger up, decide, pique, cheer up, animate, inspirit, invigorate, steel, breath, renovate, dazzle, press, inebriate, root on, glorify, breathe in, impassion, incite, revivify, catch, repair, flout, revolutionize, actuate, revolutionise, touch off, prompt, egg on, illume, jolly up, reanimate, inhale, urge, excite, invoke, awaken, prick, inflame, kindle, edify, proclaim, jazz up, jolly along, instigate, beatify, animise, quicken, grip, buck up, affect, vivify, stir, happy, attract, urge on, illumine, overturn, enkindle, influence, elevate, uplift, enliven, chirk up, illuminate, tickle pink, capture someone's interest/imagination/attention, cue, color, elate, liven, juice up, educate, raise, extol, liven up, work up, help, buoy, spur, skew, scoff, have, recommend, advocate, remind, barrack, interest, pep up, enthuse, stir up, jeer.

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