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inspirit

[in-spir-it]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.
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Also enspirit.

Origin of inspirit

First recorded in 1600–10; in-2 + spirit
Related formsin·spir·it·er, nounin·spir·it·ing·ly, adverbin·spir·it·ment, nounun·in·spir·it·ed, adjective
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Related Words for inspirited

restore, motivate, inspire, strengthen, reassure, goad, hearten, fortify, revitalize, rally, animate, stir, console, enliven, incite, comfort, brighten, applaud, exhilarate, galvanize

Examples from the Web for inspirited

Historical Examples of inspirited

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for inspirited

inspirit

verb
  1. (tr) to fill with vigour; inspire
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Derived Formsinspiriter, nouninspiriting, adjectiveinspiritingly, adverbinspiritment, noun
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