HyperDic: inspire

English > 6 senses of the word inspire:
VERBemotioninspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltheighten or intensify
creationinspiresupply the inspiration for
communicationinspire, prompt, instigateserve as the inciting cause of
communicationinspire, cheer, root on, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upspur on or encourage / encourage especially by cheers and shouts
cognitioninspire, revolutionize, revolutionisefill with revolutionary ideas
bodyinspire, inhale, breathe indraw in (air)
inspire > pronunciation
Soundsihnspay'r
Rhymesadmire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > inspire: 6 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningheighten or intensify.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to inspire Sue
Synonymsanimate, invigorate, enliven, exalt
Narrowerencourageinspire with confidence
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishanimar, avivar, exaltar, inspirar, revigorizar
Catalanenvigorir, inspirar, vigoritzar
English > inspire: 6 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningSupply the inspiration for.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
BroaderoccasionGive occasion to
Spanishinspirar
Catalaninspirar
Nounsinspirationarousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
English > inspire: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningServe as the inciting cause of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey inspire him to write the letter
Synonymsprompt, instigate
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Spanishincitar, inspirar, instar, instigar
Catalaninspirar
English > inspire: 6 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningSpur on or encourage / encourage especially by cheers and shouts.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey inspire him to write the letter
Synonymscheer, root on, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up
Narrowercheerleadact as a cheerleader in a sports event
Broaderencourageinspire with confidence
Spanishactivar, alegrar, animar, dar ánimos, estimular, exhortar, incitar, jalear, motivar, vitorear
Catalanalegrar, animar, exhortar, inspirar
English > inspire: 6 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningFill with revolutionary ideas.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrevolutionize, revolutionise
Broaderindoctrinateteach doctrines to
Spanishrevolucionar
Catalanindisciplinar, revolucionar
Nounsinspirera leader who stimulates and excites people to action
English > inspire: 6 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningDraw in (air).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
Synonymsinhale, breathe in
Entailed bybreathe, take a breath, respire, suspireDraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
smokeinhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
Narroweraspirate(air) suck in
huff, snortinhale recreational drugs
puff, drag, drawsuck in or take (air)
sniff, sniffleinhale audibly through the nose
snuffinhale audibly through the nose
snuffle, snivelSnuff up mucus through the nose
Broaderbreathe, take a breath, respire, suspireDraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
Oppositeexhale, expire, breathe outExpel air
Spanishinhalar, inspirar
Catalanaspirar, inhalar, inspirar
Adjectivesinspiratorypertaining to the drawing in phase of respiration
Nounsinspirationthe act of inhaling

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