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Dictionary definition for: Inspire

1. (v) heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"

2. (v) supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"

3. (v) serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"

4. (v) urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

5. (v) fill with revolutionary ideas

6. (v) draw in (air) "Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

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