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Synonyms for inspire
ɪnˈspaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt(verb)

    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. inspire(verb)

    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, instigate(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, inspire(verb)

    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 in(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. inspire(verb)

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

    Antonyms:
    expire

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inspire

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

    Antonyms:
    depress, dispirit, discourage, deter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inspire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    inhale air, draw in the breath

  2. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    inhale, breathe in

  3. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    breathe into, fill with the breath

  4. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    infuse, instil

  5. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    animate, inspirit, enliven, cheer

  6. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affect by supernatural influence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    inspires, inspiration, motivate, instil, encourage, inspiring, stimulate, inspired

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. inspire

    Synonyms:
    Inhale

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How to use inspire in a sentence?

  1. Nirmal Purja:

    I want to inspire generations to come, people were making jokes (before the attempt began).

  2. Toni Myers:

    The main reason I wanted to make the film was to inspire our audiences, young and old, but particularly young people, when you see the Earth from that perspective it's a whole emotional experience and you see just how beautiful the planet is and when you also see some of the things that are happening to it, it was to inspire people that it is definitely worth taking care of it, better stewardship in the future, trying to find solutions for some of the problems that we're facing, but that we can do it if we work together.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Inspiration often precedes uncommon motivation i.e. behind every exceptional motivation there is an inspiration. Guess what? Inspirations are ceaseless until you give over i.e. until you quit inspiring those that need them. Yes, the more you inspire others the more inspirations you will encounter. I mean, inspiring others continually is similar to the law of giving which states that, the more you give out cheerfully, the more you will receive in return.

  4. Krispy Kreme:

    In the most iconic city in the world, the Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship will showcase our brand on the global stage and inspire customer wonder.

  5. Patrick Gallagher:

    Visitors to the new museum will experience stories of incredible heroism through exhibits and programs that will engage and inspire, through the stories of Medal recipients, visitors will feel a tangible connection with heroes of the past and present and, in doing so, leave inspired to make a difference in their own communities and around the world.


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