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in·spire

inspire

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn spaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: inspires, inspiring, inspired
definition 1: to stimulate or influence (someone to do something) by stirring the emotions.
My mother's kindness inspired me to write a book about her.The captain's bravery inspired the crew to face the storm without fear.
similar words:
challenge, fire, invite, kindle
definition 2: to cause to happen.
His speech inspired a revolt.
similar words:
provoke
derivation: inspiringly (adv.)
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