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inspire

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈspaɪr; ɪnˈspaɪə(r)/

Translation of inspire in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (arouse) [love/confidence] inspirar; [fear/respect] inspirar, infundir; [hope/courage] infundirto inspire sb with sth the news inspired us with new hope la noticia nos infundió nuevas esperanzas she doesn't inspire me with confidence no me inspira confianza
    Example sentences
    • The gearbox is tight, but positive and the steering inspires confidence.
    • It inspires feelings of affection and loyalty and such feelings are to be valued, not carelessly disregarded.
    • Just reading the name inspires feeling of pity - imagine sharing your middle name with a town most famous for having an unusually large bus station.
    1.2 (influence, encourage) estimularto inspire sb to sth it inspired us to renewed efforts nos sirvió de estímulo or de acicate para redoblar nuestros esfuerzos what inspired you to do that? ¿qué te llevó or movió a hacer eso?
    Example sentences
    • Let them stimulate your creativity and inspire you to begin a certification project in your own association.
    • The challenge inspires me to urge the government to decide boldly to go ahead with the Bid.
    • Pat's athletic ability inspired him to use his talents for the betterment of many local charities and so began a lifetime of running marathons for both worthy local causes and national charities.
    1.3 (give inspiration for) [music/writing/painting] inspirar this song was inspired by something that happened to me esta canción está inspirada en algo que me sucedió a work clearly inspired by Renaissance art una obra de inspiración claramente renacentista the Bible is said to be divinely inspired se dice que la Biblia fue escrita por inspiración divina
    Example sentences
    • Asante's decision to make her central character an 18-year-old racist white girl was inspired by the rise in girl gang crime a few years ago.
    • Heading this new effort to bring styles inspired by the famous professional golfer to the market is David Capano, a former senior executive at Vantage.
    • That rise was inspired by the launch of the company's NavStream 3000 platform, which allows accurate indoor and outdoor positioning across a range of devices.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [Physiology/Fisiología] inspirar, aspirar
    Example sentences
    • In the current study, breathing pattern was measured using a pneumotachograph attached to a T piece while the patient inspired supplemental oxygen.

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