Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: inspire
IPA transcription: [,ɪnsp'aɪɹ]
Pronunciations of inspire
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt
    Meaning: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
  • Synonyms: inspire
    Meaning: supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
  • Synonyms: prompt, inspire, instigate
    Meaning: serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
  • Synonyms: cheer, root_on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge_on, exhort, pep_up
    Meaning: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
Usage examples
  • No doubt he knows the desperate nature of the attack, and would inspire them.
  • "I was unfortunate enough," she continued, "to inspire him with love, and he postponed his departure.
  • A sight was there awaiting them, calculated to inspire all three with the most terrible apprehensions.
  • He suffered with great patience, making no complaint, and endeavouring to inspire us with hope in every manner he could devise.
  • Every line of his upstanding figure denoted confidence--a confidence that was to inspire all America, and then the world itself, in this choice of leader.
  • I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.
  • To inspire esteem and consideration, is then the grand object of propriety of conduct; for without this treasure, the relations of society would be a humiliation and punishment.
  • I was overwhelmed with horror at the merciless destruction of brave comrades, whose wounds, so gallantly received, should have been enough to inspire pity even in a heart of stone.
  • "A knight," said Miss Drew, who was struggling to inspire her class with enthusiasm for Tennyson's "Idylls of the King," "a knight was a person who spent his time going round succouring the oppressed."
  • Your assumption of being able to instruct or lead or inspire a multitude or even a small group of people may appall you as being colossal impudence--as indeed it may be; but having once essayed to speak, be courageous.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Beatles, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Raven, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Ray Kurzweil, License CC BY-SA 4.0
3. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording War elephant, License CC BY-SA 4.0