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inspire


inspire

verb

Definition of INSPIRE

1
to fill with courage or strength of purpose <the rousing campaign speech inspired everyone to get out the vote>
Synonyms bear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steel
2
to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved) <what inspired that comment?>
3
to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding <great works of visual art can inspire us in ways that the written word often cannot>

February 28, 2015
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To speak pompously or dogmatically
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