Definitions of inspire

  1. To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
  2. To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
  3. To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.
  4. To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue.
  5. To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; - opposed to expire.
  6. To draw ( air) into the lungs; breathe into; fill with ideas; to have a supernatural influence upon; to pour into the mind or spirit.
  7. To breathe into: to draw or inhale into the lungs: to infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing: to infuse into the mind: to instruct by divine influence: to instruct or affect with a superior influence.
  8. To breathe in or into; infuse by breathing; affect by a superior influence.
  9. To breathe into the lungs.
  10. To animate as by spiritual influence; instil, as thoughts or emotions.
  11. To breathe; to blow gently.
  12. To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; - opposed to expire.
  13. To draw in the breath.
  14. To draw in breath.
  15. heighten or intensify; " These paintings exalt the imagination"
  16. urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  17. fill with revolutionary ideas
  18. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  19. To inhale air; draw in the breath.
  20. To breathe into; to infuse by breathing; to infuse or instil into the mind; to infuse or communicate by divine inspiration; to supernaturally animate or elevate; to draw into the lungs.
  21. To breathe into; to draw into the lungs; to draw in breath- the opposite of expire; to communicate or instruct by divine influence; to infuse ideas.