in·​spir·​it | \ in-ˈspir-ət How to pronounce inspirit (audio) \
inspirited; inspiriting; inspirits

Definition of inspirit

transitive verb

: to fill with spirit

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Other Words from inspirit

inspiritingly \ in-​ˈspir-​ə-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce inspiritingly (audio) \ adverb

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encourage, inspirit, hearten, embolden mean to fill with courage or strength of purpose. encourage suggests the raising of one's confidence especially by an external agency. the teacher's praise encouraged the students to greater efforts inspirit, somewhat literary, implies instilling life, energy, courage, or vigor into something. patriots inspirited the people to resist hearten implies the lifting of dispiritedness or despondency by an infusion of fresh courage or zeal. a hospital patient heartened by good news embolden implies the giving of courage sufficient to overcome timidity or reluctance. emboldened by her first success, she tried an even more difficult climb

Examples of inspirit in a Sentence

the sight of the royal family doughtily enduring the bombing raids greatly inspirited the rest of the population

First Known Use of inspirit

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inspirit was in the 15th century

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showing courage and determination

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