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synonyms for inspires

  • affect
  • animate
  • arouse
  • cause
  • embolden
  • excite
  • galvanize
  • get
  • hearten
  • impress
  • influence
  • instill
  • motivate
  • produce
  • provoke
  • spark
  • spur
  • stir
  • sway
  • touch
  • trigger
  • carry
  • commove
  • elate
  • endue
  • enkindle
  • enliven
  • exalt
  • exhilarate
  • imbue
  • infect
  • inflame
  • inform
  • infuse
  • inspirit
  • invigorate
  • occasion
  • quicken
  • reassure
  • strike
  • urge
  • be responsible for
  • fire up
  • give impetus
  • give one an idea
  • give rise to
  • set up
  • start off
  • work up
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antonyms for inspires

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  • bore
  • calm
  • deaden
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • leave alone
  • lull
  • please
  • quiet
  • stop
  • dishearten
  • dull
  • enervate
  • lose
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How to use inspires in a sentence

Social betterment must depend at every stage on the force of public spirit and public morality that inspires it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I hope her longing for home was not of the same nature as that which a hand-organ inspires, Mrs. Estill.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
This feeling inspires confidence and hope; and without these there can be no reformation.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
To this day there is a spirit of reverence that inspires the visitor to this region.
GREAT ARTISTS, VOL 1.JENNIE ELLIS KEYSOR
I may say that I understand and respect the motive which I believe inspires her.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
Do not poets often say that which they do not think, but which genius inspires them to write?
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
Vice never inspires anything like this, it is too much enslaved to the body.
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
He had shown the former how to spear kangaroos, he still exists and inspires poets.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
No nightly trance, or breathèd spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd priest from the prophetic cell.
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
I have never seen any thing like the enthusiasm this college inspires in those who labor for it.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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