verb (used with object)

to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inspiriting

Historical Examples of inspiriting

  • In this is the most inspiriting fact for the social reformer.

  • Then, too, she had just grasped a new idea, an idea at once noble and inspiriting.

    We Two

    Edna Lyall

  • Inez was not convinced, but his enthusiasm was most inspiriting.

    The White Mice

    Richard Harding Davis

  • This is a wild, inspiriting chase, and the natives are very fond of it.

    Hudson Bay

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Her influence, we were told, was inspiriting to all on board.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War

    Linus Pierpont Brockett

British Dictionary definitions for inspiriting



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