- vt. 鼓舞；激发；产生；赋予...灵感
- vi. 吸入
- vt. 鼓舞,激励 fill sb with thoughts, feelings or aims
- vt. 赋予(某人)灵感; 启迪; 引发 fill sb with the ability or urge to do, feel, etc. sth beyond his usual ability
heighten or intensify;
"These paintings exalt the imagination"
supply the inspiration for;
"The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
serve as the inciting cause of;
"She prompted me to call my relatives"
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts;
"The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
fill with revolutionary ideas
draw in (air);
"inhale the fresh mountain air"
"The patient has trouble inspiring"
"The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
- We're trying to inspire him with confidence.
- The sight inspired him with nostalgia.
- The failure inspired him to greater efforts.
- You inspire me with admiration.
- The Muse does not inspire all poets equally.
- His best music was inspired by the memory of his mother.
- His speech inspired the crowd.
- He tried to inspire them to greater efforts.
- The officer's courage inspired confidence in his soldiers.
- His wife inspired his first novel.
- You inspired me by playing the piano so beautifully.
- What inspired him to give such a brilliant performance?
- The memory of his mother inspired him to write his greatest poetry.
- I was inspired to work harder by his example.
He mused, and was inspired: the Great Exhibition came into his head.出自： L. Strachey
Church and Regime believed themselves divinely inspired.出自： C. Hope
- ☆ 14世纪中期进入英语，直接源自古法语的enspirer；最初源自拉丁语的inspirare，意为引导，诱导。