Verb inspire has 6 senses
  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
    --1 is one way to stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to inspire Sue
  2. inspire - supply the inspiration for; "The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work"
    --2 is one way to
    Derived form: noun inspiration1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. prompt, inspire, instigate - serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
    --3 is one way to induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Sample sentence:
    They inspire him to write the letter
  4. cheer, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up - urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
    --4 is one way to encourage
    Sample sentence:
    They inspire him to write the letter
  5. revolutionize, revolutionise, inspire - fill with revolutionary ideas
    --5 is one way to indoctrinate
    Derived form: noun inspirer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  6. inhale, inspire, breathe in - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
    --6 is one way to breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire
    Derived form: noun inspiration6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something