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inspired

adjective

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inspired

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past tense of inspire

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1 to fill with courage or strength of purpose
  • the rousing campaign speech inspired everyone to get out the vote

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2 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved)
  • what inspired that comment?

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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

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

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“Inspired.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inspired. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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