Synonyms for inspire

Synonyms for (verb) inspire

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: suspire, take a breath, breathe, respire

Definition: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

Usage: I can breathe better when the air is clean; The patient is respiring


Synonyms: inspire, revolutionise, revolutionize

Definition: fill with revolutionary ideas

Similar words: indoctrinate

Definition: teach doctrines to; teach uncritically

Usage: The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples


Synonyms: inspire, instigate, prompt

Definition: serve as the inciting cause of

Usage: She prompted me to call my relatives

Similar words: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: encourage

Definition: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to


Synonyms: inspire

Definition: supply the inspiration for

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

Similar words: occasion

Definition: give occasion to


Synonyms: exalt, enliven, inspire, animate, invigorate

Definition: heighten or intensify

Usage: These paintings exalt the imagination

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country