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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. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • My companions in misfortune are inspirited by my joining them.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • He was inspirited, moreover, by the attitude of his friends.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • In truth, she was inspirited by perceiving any door of escape.

    Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The "further effort" for which he was to be inspirited had already begun.

    Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Never in my life had I lived in an environment that inspirited me as this one.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • And it is inspirited and cheered, and rejoices to fulfil the commandment.

    Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
  • She was uplifted, inspirited, filled with a sedate happiness.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • I have, young as I may be, I have often inspirited, often urged on my father.

    Henrietta Temple Benjamin Disraeli
  • The men were, of course, inspirited anew by this disclosure, but all was in vain.

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

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for inspirited


(transitive) to fill with vigour; inspire
Derived Forms
inspiriter, noun
inspiriting, adjective
inspiritingly, adverb
inspiritment, noun
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