inspire /ɪnˈspaɪər/ verb [T]
ENCOURAGE › to make someone feel that they want to do something and can do it: [+ to do sth] A drama teacher at school had inspired Sam to become an actor.
FEELING › to make someone have a particular feeling or reaction: Robson's first task will be to inspire his team with some confidence. He inspires great loyalty in his staff.
PROVIDE IDEA › to give someone an idea for a book, play, painting, etc: [often passive] a television drama that was inspired by a true story inspiring adjective › giving you new ideas and making you feel you want to do something: an inspiring teacher an inspiring book