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Synonyms for inspireɪnˈspaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt(verb)

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

    Synonyms:
    revivify, tickle pink, animate, quicken, glorify, laud, extol, enliven, beatify, cheer, vivify, animize, urge on, instigate, root on, liven up, renovate, invigorate, exhilarate, urge, inspire, exalt, proclaim, thrill, prompt, revolutionize, recreate, reinvigorate, animise, barrack, repair, exhort, inhale, reanimate, pep up, breathe in, liven, revolutionise, revive, inebriate

  2. inspire(verb)

    supply the inspiration for

    "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"

    Synonyms:
    enliven, invigorate, urge on, breathe in, root on, instigate, inhale, prompt, urge, exhort, barrack, exalt, revolutionize, pep up, revolutionise, animate, cheer

  3. prompt, inspire, instigate(verb)

    serve as the inciting cause of

    "She prompted me to call my relatives"

    Synonyms:
    enliven, actuate, cue, invigorate, instigate, inhale, prompt, urge, move, exhort, propel, motivate, barrack, remind, exalt, stir up, breathe in, revolutionise, revolutionize, pep up, urge on, animate, incite, inspire, root on, set off, cheer

  4. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up(verb)

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

    Synonyms:
    jeer, juice up, animate, pep up, press, scoff, root on, enliven, cheer, urge on, instigate, flout, advocate, invigorate, urge, inspire, exalt, ginger up, exhort, hearten, jolly along, prompt, revolutionize, jazz up, recreate, cheer up, barrack, recommend, inhale, chirk up, embolden, breathe in, revolutionise, jolly up, gibe

  5. revolutionize, revolutionise, inspire(verb)

    fill with revolutionary ideas

    Synonyms:
    enliven, cheer, invigorate, urge on, breathe in, root on, instigate, inhale, prompt, overturn, exhort, barrack, exalt, revolutionize, pep up, revolutionise, animate, inspire, urge

  6. inhale, inspire, breathe in(verb)

    draw in (air)

    "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

    Synonyms:
    enliven, invigorate, urge on, root on, instigate, inhale, prompt, urge, exhort, barrack, animate, exalt, revolutionize, pep up, revolutionise, breathe in, inspire, cheer

Wiktionary

  1. inspire(verb)

    To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.

    Antonyms:
    expire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inspire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    inhale air, draw in the breath

  2. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    inhale, breathe in

  3. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    breathe into, fill with the breath

  4. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    infuse, instil

  5. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    animate, inspirit, enliven, cheer

  6. inspire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affect by supernatural influence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

inspires, inspiration, motivate, instil, encourage, inspiring, stimulate, inspired

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. inspire

    Synonyms:
    Inhale


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