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1. inspire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈspaɪr'] heighten or intensify.

Synonyms

  • animate
  • enliven
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • encourage
  • shake
  • shake up
  • invigorate
  • exalt

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • depress
  • plain
  • criticize

Etymology

  • enspirer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inspirare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Inspire

  • barbed-wire
  • reacquire
  • require
  • perspire
  • mcquire
  • mcgwire
  • mcguire
  • martyre
  • maguire
  • inquire
  • glenayre
  • frymire
  • expire
  • striar
  • squire
  • safire
  • retire
  • rehire
  • o'dwyer
  • aspire
  • alkire
  • admire
  • swire
  • smyre
  • skier
  • schreyer
  • quire
  • dwire
  • afire
  • wyre

Sentences with inspire


1. Verb, base form
So why not let nature inspire you and paint the lower half of your walls green?

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
YouTube Kids offers a safe and simple way for kids to watch age-appropriate videos that inspire them.

Quotes about inspire


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

2. If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
- Charles Caleb Colton

3. Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.
- Mattie Stepanek

2. inspire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈspaɪr'] serve as the inciting cause of.

Synonyms

  • make
  • stimulate
  • instigate
  • prompt
  • cause
  • get
  • induce

Antonyms

  • abduct
  • glycerolize
  • invest
  • deposit

Etymology

  • enspirer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inspirare (Latin)

3. inspire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈspaɪr'] supply the inspiration for.

Antonyms

  • laugh

Etymology

  • enspirer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inspirare (Latin)

4. inspire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈspaɪr'] spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts.

Synonyms

  • cheerlead
  • encourage
  • pep up
  • exhort
  • root on
  • urge
  • urge on
  • cheer

Antonyms

  • sheathe
  • disarrange
  • obviate
  • open

Etymology

  • enspirer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inspirare (Latin)

5. inspire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈspaɪr'] draw in (air).

Synonyms

  • drag
  • inhale
  • respire
  • aspirate
  • take a breath
  • draw
  • huff
  • suspire
  • sniffle
  • snuff
  • snuffle
  • snort
  • sniff
  • snivel
  • puff
  • breathe in

Antonyms

  • inhale
  • deoxidize
  • deoxidise
  • push

Etymology

  • enspirer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inspirare (Latin)

6. inspire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈspaɪr'] fill with revolutionary ideas.

Synonyms

  • indoctrinate
  • revolutionise

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • vowel
  • adduct

Etymology

  • enspirer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inspirare (Latin)
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