Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To breathe into the lungs.

Part of speech: verb

To animate as by spiritual influence; instil, as thoughts or emotions.

Part of speech: verb

To inhale air; draw in the breath.

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Usage examples "inspire":

  1. At last, for the purpose of consultation, I sent for the same experienced eunuch, and said to him, 'I can devise no plan by which I may see the youth for a moment, and inspire my heart with patience. - "Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes", Mir Amman of Dihli.
  2. With a show of indecision scarcely calculated to inspire confidence in either of the two men watching him, he moved now here and now there till he finally came to a standstill close by the pedestal- so close, indeed, to its inner corner that he was almost in a line with its rear. - "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. Then perhaps it will inspire you to become a Master yourself someday. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.