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Definition 1: draw in (air) - [verb of body]

Samples where inspire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for inspire in the sense of this definition

(inspire is a kind of ...) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

"I can breathe better when the air is clean" "The patient is respiring"

(... is a kind of inspire ) inhale (air, water, etc.)

(... is a kind of inspire ) inhale audibly through the nose

"the sick student was sniffling in the back row"

(... is a kind of inspire ) snuff up mucus through the nose

(... is a kind of inspire ) inhale (something) through the nose

"snuff coke"

(... is a kind of inspire ) suck in or take (air)

"draw a deep breath" "draw on a cigarette"

(... is a kind of inspire ) inhale recreational drugs

"The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day" "the kids were huffing glue"

Definition 2: fill with revolutionary ideas - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for inspire in the sense of this definition

(inspire is a kind of ...) teach doctrines to; teach uncritically

"The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"

Definition 3: serve as the inciting cause of - [verb of communication]

Samples where inspire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She prompted me to call my relatives

Synonyms for inspire in the sense of this definition

(inspire is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"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"

Definition 4: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts - [verb of communication]

Samples where inspire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Synonyms for inspire in the sense of this definition

(inspire is a kind of ...) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

(... is a kind of inspire ) act as a cheerleader in a sports event

Definition 5: supply the inspiration for - [verb of creation]

Samples where inspire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

(inspire is a kind of ...) give occasion to

Definition 6: heighten or intensify - [verb of emotion]

Samples where inspire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These paintings exalt the imagination

Synonyms for inspire in the sense of this definition

(inspire is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of inspire ) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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