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inspire

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈspaɪər/
ENCOURAGE B2 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.Inspiration and inspiring
FEELING B2 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.Feelings - general wordsAffecting and influencing
PROVIDE IDEA B2 to give someone an idea for a book, play, painting, etc: [often passive] The television drama was inspired by a true story.Inspiration and inspiring
inspiring adjective giving you new ideas and making you feel you want to do something: an inspiring teacher an inspiring bookInspiration and inspiring
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