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British English: /ɪnˈspʌɪə/
American English: /ɪnˈspaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of inspire in French:

transitive verb

  • 2 (arouse) See examples: to inspire love/respect/trust in somebody
    inspirer de l'amour/du respect/de la confiance à quelqu'un
    to inspire somebody with hope/courage
    donner de l'espoir/du courage à quelqu'un
    to inspire enthusiasm in somebody
    enthousiasmer quelqu'un
    he doesn't inspire much confidence
    il n'inspire guère confiance
  • 3 (incite)
    to do à faire
    what inspired you to suggest that?
    qu'est-ce qui vous a donné l'idée de proposer cela?

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