|1.||[ verb ] heighten or intensify|
|Synonyms:||animate enliven exalt invigorate|
"These paintings exalt the imagination"
|Related terms:||stimulate encourage ecstasy|
|2.||[ verb ] serve as the inciting cause of|
"She prompted me to call my relatives"
|Related terms:||induce suggestion abetment|
|3.||[ verb ] supply the inspiration for|
"The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
|Related terms:||occasion inspiration|
|4.||[ verb ] urge on or encourage esp. by shouts|
|Synonyms:||urge pep_up urge_on exhort barrack cheer|
"The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
|Related terms:||encourage cheerlead cheering exhortation cheerer|
|5.||[ verb ] draw in (air)|
"Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
|Related terms:||exhale breathe puff huff sniff aspirate snuffle snort snuff inhalation respirator|
|6.||[ verb ] (education) fill with revolutionary ideas|
|Synonyms:||infect revolutionise revolutionize|
|Related terms:||indoctrinate galvaniser|