Meaning of “inspire” in the English Dictionary

"inspire" in English

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inspireverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈspaɪər/ us /ɪnˈspaɪr/

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.

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.

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.

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inspirer
noun [ C ] /ɪnˈspaɪə.rər/ /ɪnˈspaɪr.ɚ/

a great leader and inspirer of people

(Definition of “inspire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inspireverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈspɑɪər/

to fill someone with confidence and desire to do something:

She inspired her students to do the best they could.

If something or someone inspires something else, it causes or leads to it:

A successful TV program inspires many imitations.

(Definition of “inspire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Treaties are important, of course, but it is the ambition of the actors involved, and the willingness of those who inspire those treaties, which are fundamentally more essential.
Does that inspire confidence?
Turning people into aliens and issuing them with an alien passport does not inspire in them feelings of being associated with the state.
However, the report does not inspire trust.
His words inspire confidence.
I would have liked to have heard a little more about how we can inspire the citizens’ confidence and trust in what we are doing.
Ideas that inspire them.
However, it must encompass respect for minorities everywhere if it to inspire the world in its drive towards defeating racism and defending human rights.
They will inevitably inspire and facilitate the acceptance of the solutions which will be on the table for discussion when we turn to the task.
Clear enough to inspire trust, trust on the part of the citizen that finally, after all those exaggerated stories, after that huge amount of paperwork, there will be action.