Thought and feeling joined in this conviction, each helping the other on, in interchanging rles of inspirer and inspired.
The book was a school of manners and of thought, an inspirer of heroic deeds.
He was not the inspirer of disturbances, nor the author of the Wars of the Roses.
Affection is the inspirer, intellect the up-and-doing agent of the soul.
He—the man—was the inspirer of that thing that to him seemed the most perfect of its kind.
How could it have been otherwise, when her teacher and inspirer was love?
Who was the inspirer of it, and why should his death be designed, whilst his companion must be spared?
He has been an inspiration to France, the inspirer of the nations.
It was extraordinary that with such an appearance she should have been the inspirer of no romance, but so it was.
Truth is his inspirer, and earnestness the polisher of his sentences.
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.