Synonyms and Antonyms of inspire
to fill with courage or strength of purpose
- The rousing campaign speech inspired everyone to get out the vote.
animate, enliven, invigorate
enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen
boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stir
to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved)
- What inspired that comment?
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, unveil
to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding
- Great works of visual art can inspire us in ways that the written word often cannot.
elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift
better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform
exalt, glorify, transfigure