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Definition of Inspire


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

Inspire Quotations

John Quincy Adams Quote
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Brad Henry

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
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Inspire Translations

inspire in Dutch is inspireren, bezielen, inboezemen
inspire in French is inspirez, inspirons, enthousiasmer, inspirer
inspire in German is anregen
inspire in Italian is fanatizzare
inspire in Latin is addo, incito
inspire in Norwegian is inspirere
inspire in Spanish is inspirar, entusiasmar

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