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[in-spir-it] /ɪnˈspɪr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.
Also, enspirit.
Origin of inspirit
First recorded in 1600-10; in-2 + spirit
Related forms
inspiriter, noun
inspiritingly, adverb
inspiritment, noun
uninspirited, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My companions in misfortune are inspirited by my joining them.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • The "further effort" for which he was to be inspirited had already begun.

    Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • inspirited by this, the infantry formed in line and checked the charge of the Russian horse.

  • She was uplifted, inspirited, filled with a sedate happiness.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • George T. Cram: "The whole patriot army was inspirited by it."

  • She went home soothed by confession, inspirited by finding a new friend.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • Never in my life had I lived in an environment that inspirited me as this one.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • Such words, from such a man, must have inspirited Greene amidst his toils and perils.

    Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 John Frederick Schroeder
  • Our men were at least inspirited by the knowledge that they were beating their enemy back, in spite of their own bloody losses.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • inspirited by this wind of promise, my day dreams become more fervent and vivid.

    Frankenstein Mary W. Shelley
British Dictionary definitions for inspirited


(transitive) to fill with vigour; inspire
Derived Forms
inspiriter, noun
inspiriting, adjective
inspiritingly, adverb
inspiritment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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