Definitions for inspire

Definitions for (verb) inspire

Main entry: breathe in, inhale, inspire

Definition: draw in (air)

Usage: Inhale deeply; inhale the fresh mountain air; The patient has trouble inspiring; The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well

Main entry: inspire, revolutionise, revolutionize

Definition: fill with revolutionary ideas

Main entry: inspire, instigate, prompt

Definition: serve as the inciting cause of

Usage: She prompted me to call my relatives

Main entry: cheer, inspire, pep up, urge, urge on, barrack, exhort, root on

Definition: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

Usage: The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Main entry: inspire

Definition: supply the inspiration for

Usage: The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

Main entry: exalt, enliven, inspire, animate, invigorate

Definition: heighten or intensify

Usage: These paintings exalt the imagination

Visual thesaurus for inspire