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Overview of verb inspire

The verb inspire has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (9) inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt

(heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination")

2. (5) inspire

(supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work")

3. (5) prompt, inspire, instigate

(serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives")

4. (1) cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up

(spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers")

5. revolutionize, revolutionise, inspire

(fill with revolutionary ideas)

6. inhale, inspire, breathe in

(draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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