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Antonyms for inspire
ɪnˈspaɪər

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Wiktionary

  1. inspireverb

    To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.

    Antonyms:
    expire

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inspire

    Antonyms:
    depress, dispirit, discourage, deter

    Synonyms:
    animate, inspirit, inflame, imbue, impel, encourage, inhale, enliven, cheer, breathe in, infuse, exhilarate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltverb

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

    Synonyms:
    revivify, tickle pink, animate, quicken, glorify, laud, extol, enliven, beatify, cheer, vivify, animize, urge on, instigate, root on, liven up, renovate, invigorate, exhilarate, urge, exalt, proclaim, thrill, prompt, revolutionize, recreate, reinvigorate, animise, barrack, repair, exhort, inhale, reanimate, pep up, breathe in, liven, revolutionise, revive, inebriate

  2. inspireverb

    supply the inspiration for

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

    Synonyms:
    enliven, invigorate, urge on, breathe in, root on, instigate, inhale, prompt, urge, exhort, barrack, exalt, revolutionize, pep up, revolutionise, animate, cheer

  3. prompt, inspire, instigateverb

    serve as the inciting cause of

    "She prompted me to call my relatives"

    Synonyms:
    enliven, actuate, cue, invigorate, instigate, inhale, prompt, urge, move, exhort, propel, motivate, barrack, remind, exalt, stir up, breathe in, revolutionise, revolutionize, pep up, urge on, animate, incite, root on, set off, cheer

  4. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upverb

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

    Synonyms:
    jeer, juice up, animate, pep up, press, scoff, root on, enliven, cheer, urge on, instigate, flout, advocate, invigorate, urge, exalt, ginger up, exhort, hearten, jolly along, prompt, revolutionize, jazz up, recreate, cheer up, barrack, recommend, inhale, chirk up, embolden, breathe in, revolutionise, jolly up, gibe

  5. revolutionize, revolutionise, inspireverb

    fill with revolutionary ideas

    Synonyms:
    enliven, cheer, invigorate, urge on, breathe in, root on, instigate, inhale, prompt, overturn, exhort, barrack, exalt, revolutionize, pep up, revolutionise, animate, urge

  6. inhale, inspire, breathe inverb

    draw in (air)

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

    Synonyms:
    enliven, invigorate, urge on, root on, instigate, inhale, prompt, urge, exhort, barrack, animate, exalt, revolutionize, pep up, revolutionise, breathe in, cheer

How to use inspire in a sentence?

  1. Cathy Freeman:

    Betty is an inspiration, and her story will continue to inspire Australian athletes for generations to come.

  2. Kim Clijsters:

    There are plenty of mothers on tour right now. I'm happy to see that. It makes me proud, it makes me feel like I had some inspiration and was able to inspire other players to do that. Players know it's possible to come back after they have a kid if they want to, the choice is theirs.

  3. Pope Francis:

    That dream continues to inspire us all.

  4. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

  5. Michael Lang:

    Our hope is that today, just as in 1969, music will be the constant that can inspire positive change.

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