Kindness inspires love.
To inspire someone with fear.
To inspire a rumor.
An example of inspire is the effect explorer Ernest Shackleton had on his crew of men when their boat was crushed while exploring Antarctica in the early 1900s.
Hymns that inspire the congregation; an artist who was inspired by Impressionism.
An invention that inspired many imitations.
A teacher who inspired admiration and respect.
A leader who inspires by example.
Origin of inspire
- Middle English enspiren from Old French enspirer from Latin īnspīrāre in- into in–2 spīrāre to breathe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition