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inspire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of inspire

  1. 1 to fill with courage or strength of purpose the rousing campaign speech inspired everyone to get out the vote Synonyms of inspire bear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, encourage, inspirit, steelWords Related to inspire animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms of inspire demoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)Antonyms of inspire daunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

  2. 2 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved) what inspired that comment? Synonyms of inspire elicit, evoke, educe, raiseWords Related to inspire drag, dredge (up), extort, extract, pull, wangle, wrest, wring; coax (out), gain, get, obtain, procure, secure; bare, disclose, discover, divulge, evince, expose, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveilNear Antonyms of inspire disregard, forget, ignore, miss, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over

  3. 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 Synonyms of inspire edify, educate, illume, illuminate, illumine, enlighten, nurtureWords Related to inspire elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift; better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform; exalt, glorify, transfigureNear Antonyms of inspire confuse, perplex, puzzle; becloud, cloud, darken, obscure



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