verb (used with object), in·spired, in·spir·ing.
- to infuse (breath, life, etc.) by breathing (usually followed by into).
- to breathe into or upon.
verb (used without object), in·spired, in·spir·ing.
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There is, however, a separate wing of AQAP designed to inspire their followers to conduct attacks against the West.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But these were technical solutions and unlikely to inspire protests alone.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 2014 election was a wipeout, progressives say, because Democrats lacked a bold economic message to inspire voters.
Miraculously, Malala survived, and her courage, wisdom, and optimism have continued to transfix and inspire the world.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would like to inspire some people from Africa, and my country, to try and work hard and be a supermodel.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show|Nico Hines|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Calm and quiet when danger raged, he could inspire in his comrades a boundless confidence.The Heart of Pinocchio|Collodi Nipote
What power so dangerous, when moral earnestness ceases to inspire the feelings?The Mirrors of Downing Street|Harold Begbie
Everything here appears calculated to inspire kind and happy feelings, for everything is delicate and beautiful.Washington Irving|Charles Dudley Warner
It would have been difficult to find models more fitted to inspire a great painter.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
Besides her distinguished beauty, Lady Blessington offered much, in her life and surroundings, to inspire a painter.
British Dictionary definitions for inspire
- to breathe into or upon
- to breathe life into