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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The original grades inspired widespread outrage when an algorithm applied appeared to disadvantage good students from poor backgrounds.UK Universities Predicted a COVID-19 Crash. They Got the Opposite|Fiona Zublin|September 17, 2020|Ozy
So we put together a creative, Outside-inspired PE curriculum to get you through the fall semester.
Rather than relying on a set of explicit hand-crafted instructions, modern algorithms use artificial networks loosely inspired by the mammalian brain.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
The answer isn’t more selfies, but instead to be more inspired to speak up.
In his book, Moore provides such a test, which inspired the one you see below.Use this tool to overcome the biggest decision-making mistake|David Yanofsky|September 6, 2020|Quartz
But locals there say any money deposited is thrown into an unlocked cupboard behind the tellers, hardly inspiring confidence.
Yet to hear one of the victims so publicly rejecting the kinds of terms used in the past was inspiring.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tickets go on sale to the public January 15; check back then for a link and an early peek at the inspiring lineup of speakers.
There are plenty of tragic and inspiring choices, but the most obvious legacy Castro will leave behind is the broken family.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John Luther Adams lives up to the title of his composition, capturing an oceanic torrent of sound in an awe-inspiring performance.
She played very well, keeping excellent waltz time and infusing an expression into the strains which was indeed inspiring.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
She may be as chaste as unsunned snow, she is certainly as cold: but for warm, inspiring virtue!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
She is still inspiring the unfinished work of creation, and her delight is with the children of men.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
It is true that I was impressed with him in a way, because the man was rather—er, inspiring, and I entertained hopes.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
It would be hard to imagine anything more inspiring than the vistas which opened to us as we sped along.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for inspire
- to breathe into or upon
- to breathe life into