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inspire


verb
1. heighten or intensify (Freq. 9)
- These paintings exalt the imagination
Syn:
animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt
Derivationally related forms:
exaltation (for: exalt), invigoration (for: invigorate)
Hypernyms:
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
Hyponyms:
encourage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The performance is likely to inspire Sue
2. supply the inspiration for (Freq. 5)
- The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work
Derivationally related forms:
inspiration
Hypernyms:
occasion
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
3. serve as the inciting cause of (Freq. 5)
- She prompted me to call my relatives
Syn:
prompt, instigate
Derivationally related forms:
instigation (for: instigate), instigator (for: instigate), prompting (for: prompt)
Hypernyms:
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- They inspire him to write the letter
4. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts (Freq. 1)
- The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
Syn:
cheer, root on, urge, barrack, urge on,
exhort, pep up
Derivationally related forms:
exhortatory (for: exhort), exhortation (for: exhort), urgent (for: urge), urging (for: urge), cheerer (for: cheer), cheering (for: cheer)
Hypernyms:
encourage
Hyponyms:
cheerlead
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- They inspire him to write the letter
5. fill with revolutionary ideas
Syn:
revolutionize, revolutionise
Derivationally related forms:
inspirer, revolution (for: revolutionise), revolution (for: revolutionize)
Hypernyms:
indoctrinate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
6. draw in (air)
- Inhale deeply
- inhale the fresh mountain air
- The patient has trouble inspiring
- The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well
Syn:
inhale, breathe in
Ant:
exhale (for: inhale)
Derivationally related forms:
inspiratory, inspiration, inhalant (for: inhale), inhalation (for: inhale), inhalator (for: inhale)
Hypernyms:
breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire
Hyponyms:
aspirate, sniff, sniffle, snuffle, snivel,
snuff, puff, drag, draw, huff, snort
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something

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