• Inspire Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; -- opposed to expire.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
- (v. t.) To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
- (v. i.) To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; -- opposed to expire.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. i.) To breathe; to blow gently.
• Inspired Definition & Synonyms
- (imp. & p. p.) of Inspire
- (a.) Breathed in; inhaled.
- (a.) Communicated or given as by supernatural or divine inspiration; having divine authority; hence, sacred, holy; -- opposed to uninspired, profane, or secular; as, the inspired writings, that is, the Scriptures.
- (a.) Moved or animated by, or as by, a supernatural influence; affected by divine inspiration; as, the inspired prophets; the inspired writers.