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inspire

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈspaɪər/ us    /-ˈspaɪr/
B2 to make someone feel that they want to do something and can do it: His confident leadership inspired his followers. [+ to infinitive] After her trip to Venezuela, she felt inspired to learn Spanish.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring B2 to make someone have a particular strong feeling or reaction: She inspires great loyalty among her followers. The captain's heroic effort inspired them with determination.Inspiring feelings in others B2 to give someone an idea for a book, film, product, etc.: a piece of music inspired by dolphin sounds The design of the car has inspired many imitations.Inspiration and inspiring
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