|Origin:||inspirer, from Latin, from spirare 'to breathe'|
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to encourage someone by making them feel confident and eager to do something:
We need someone who can inspire the team.
inspire somebody to do something
He inspired many young people to take up the sport.
inspire somebody to something
I hope this success will inspire you to greater efforts.
Inspired by the sunny weather, I decided to explore the woods.
to make someone have a particular feeling or react in a particular way:
Gandhi's quiet dignity inspired great respect.
to give someone the idea for something, especially a story, painting, poem etc:
The story was inspired by a chance meeting with an old Russian duke.
a range of designs inspired by wild flowers
to breathe in