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[ in-spir-it ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.


/ ɪnˈspɪrɪt /


  1. tr to fill with vigour; inspire
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Derived Forms

  • inˈspiritingly, adverb
  • inˈspiritment, noun
  • inˈspiriting, adjective
  • inˈspiriter, noun
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Other Words From

  • in·spirit·er noun
  • in·spirit·ing·ly adverb
  • in·spirit·ment noun
  • unin·spirit·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of inspirit1

First recorded in 1600–10; in- 2 + spirit
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Example Sentences

She was beside the tray to welcome and inspirit his eating, and she performed the busy butler's duty in pouring out wine for him.

So far, everything had occurred to inspirit the Union troops and discourage the enemy.

But mostly she let the rustle of the breathing land inspirit her while she thought of Mr. Julius Edward Schwirtz.

For the first time in his recollection the confidence which was wont to inspirit him gave way to an attack of sullen discontent.

The Son of Thunder had found his function, which was nothing less than to inspirit the Reconquest.