inspire

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Verb[change]

Plain form
inspire

Third-person singular
inspires

Past tense
inspired

Past participle
inspired

Present participle
inspiring

  1. If something inspires you, it gives you ideas, or it makes you want to create.
    I'm always inspired by the beauty of nature.
  2. If something is inspired by God (or a god), God gave you that idea. This can also mean God gave you exact words.
    Christians believe the Bible was inspired by God.
  3. (medicine) When you inspire you breath in. That is, you take air into your lungs.

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