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inspirit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of inspirit

  1. to fill with courage or strength of purpose the sight of the royal family doughtily enduring the bombing raids greatly inspirited the rest of the population Synonyms of inspirit bear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, encourage, steelWords Related to inspirit animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms of inspirit demoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)Antonyms of inspirit daunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

Synonym Discussion of inspirit

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

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