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
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
Inspiring others to follow in their footsteps is one of the best parts of the gig, the drivers said.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her bouts with cancer—all three of them—were inspiring, heartbreaking, and, most of all, real.MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is sincerely glad, and yet—is she incapable of inspiring a lasting regard?Floyd Grandon's Honor|Amanda Minnie Douglas
That curiosity, that wonder, of which Aristotle speaks as the inspiring spirit of philosophy, is dead.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
The entire mountain in all its inspiring detail lay at his feet, a wonder spectacle of first magnitude.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
General Seeley was in command through two trying days and nights, inspiring the officers and men with his courage and activity.
The monument is one hundred and fifty-four feet high, and has a noble and inspiring grace and grandeur.
British Dictionary definitions for inspire
- to breathe into or upon
- to breathe life into