V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to cause a strong feeling or reaction, usually positive; 2. to provide inspiration by being encouraging or admired
Synonyms: encourage, motivate, induce, impel, affect, provoke, move, evoke, arouse, enlighten
Antonyms: expire, deflate, dampen (the spirit)
Tips: Inspire has its roots in the Latin word spirare, "to breathe." When you encourage or motivate some sort of action or provoke a feeling, you "breathe life into" something--you inspire. Inspired can also be used as an adjective. If something is described as inspired, it usually means that it is creative and has been created out of enlightened creativity.
Van Gogh's beautiful paintings inspired me to want to become a painter myself. (moved, induced)
Thank you for inspiring me to follow my dreams. (encouraging, inducing, motivating)
I found his work to be inspired and among the most creative of any that I had seen. (enlightened, creative) adjective
The professor inspires a great work ethic among his students. (motivates, affects, evokes)
Discover How You Can Improve Your
Vocabulary 10 to 100 Times Faster with
the Power Vocabulary Builder
The definition and lessons for the word inspire were made available by the .
The Power Vocabulary Builder will help you develop a fuller, richer vocabulary 10 to 100 times faster than any other program available.
Visit the thesite right now to discover how you can get full access to this breakthrough program today!