[ in-spir-it ]
See synonyms for: inspiritinspiritedinspiritinginspiritment on

verb (used with object)
  1. to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.

Origin of inspirit

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

Other words from inspirit

  • in·spir·it·er, noun
  • in·spir·it·ing·ly, adverb
  • in·spir·it·ment, noun
  • un·in·spir·it·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inspirit in a sentence

  • The attacked villagers, inspirited by the assistance they were receiving, fought with renewed energy.

    Ralph Granger's Fortunes | William Perry Brown
  • Refreshed and inspirited, Fidunia and her dog went joyfully through all the exercises previously described.

    Baron Bruno | Louisa Morgan
  • I felt more inspirited by our walk to the Theresien Platz than by any pleasure we have had in Munich.

  • A flask of generous wine with which they had provided themselves, cheered and inspirited the sufferer.

    The Lily and the Totem | William Gilmore Simms
  • Thomas, indeed, stood on the brink of the grave; but he was inspirited and sustained by the hope of seeing his daughter.

British Dictionary definitions for inspirit


/ (ɪnˈspɪrɪt) /

  1. (tr) to fill with vigour; inspire

Derived forms of inspirit

  • inspiriter, noun
  • inspiriting, adjective
  • inspiritingly, adverb
  • inspiritment, noun

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