in·spir·it || ɪn'spɪrɪt v. breathe life or energy into, animate

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  • Inspirit — In*spir it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inspirited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inspiriting}.] To infuse new life or spirit into; to animate; to encourage; to invigorate. [1913 Webster] The courage of Agamemnon is inspirited by the love of empire and ambition.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inspirit — index agitate (activate), exhort, foment, incite, infuse, lobby, motivate, promise ( …   Law dictionary

  • inspirit — *encourage, hearten, embolden, cheer, nerve, steel Analogous words: enliven, animate, *quicken, vivify: stimulate, excite, galvanize (see PROVOKE) Antonyms: dispirit Contrasted words: *discourage, dishearten, deject: *depress, weigh …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inspirit — [in spir′it] vt. to put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate …   English World dictionary

  • inspirit — transitive verb Date: 15th century to fill with spirit Synonyms: see encourage • inspiritingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inspirit — inspiriter, n. inspiritingly, adv. inspiritment, n. /in spir it/, v.t. to infuse spirit or life into; enliven. Also, enspirit. [1600 10; IN 2 + SPIRIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • inspirit — verb To strengthen; give impetus …   Wiktionary

  • inspirit — Synonyms and related words: afford hope, animate, assure, augur well, bid fair, bolster, boost, brace up, breathe life into, brighten, bring into being, bring into existence, bring to life, buck up, buoy up, call into being, call into existence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inspirit — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. arouse, stimulate, animate; see encourage 2 , excite 1 , incite . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to: animate, cheer (on), embolden, encourage, inspire, motivate. See HELP. 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • inspirit — verb (inspirits, inspiriting, inspirited) [usu. as adjective inspiriting] encourage and enliven. Derivatives inspiritingly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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