He was able to inspire and motivate others to acts of courage—as great leaders must.
How did the Beatles ever manage to inspire such frenzy in the first place?
His actions should inspire us to act in Syria, where al-Assad is killing his own people as the world dithers.
John McCain's failure to inspire the Republican Party is not a surprise.
But that feeling is what must inspire the director of these plays.
I strove to minister consolation and inspire him with hope, but in vain.
He must appeal to the masses, teach, lead, uplift and inspire them to action.
But it was easier to state a law than to obey it; easier to inspire others with faith than to hold fast to it oneself.
This was merely a device to inspire confidence in those on board the ship.
The unpleasant smell of the alvine evacuations is assuredly a large element in the disgust these inspire.
mid-14c., enspiren, "to fill (the mind, heart, etc., with grace, etc.);" also "to prompt or induce (someone to do something)," from Old French enspirer (13c.), from Latin inspirare "inflame; blow into" (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Greek pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c. Also sometimes used in literal sense in Middle English Related: Inspired; inspires; inspiring.
inspire in·spire (ĭn-spīr')
v. in·spired, in·spir·ing, in·spires
To draw in breath; to inhale.