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inspirit

[in-spir-it] /ɪnˈspɪr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.
Also, enspirit.
Origin of inspirit
1600-1610
1600-10; in-2 + spirit
Related forms
inspiriter, noun
inspiritingly, adverb
inspiritment, noun
uninspirited, adjective
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  • She listened, and understood that he was afraid of something—that he wanted to inspirit her.

    Mother Maksim Gorky
  • If this were intended in any way to inspirit him, it failed of its effect.

    The Squirrel Inn Frank R. Stockton
  • She was beside the tray to welcome and inspirit his eating, and she performed the busy butler's duty in pouring out wine for him.

  • They had a spell of steady swimming, companionship to inspirit it.

  • Her grip seemed to inspirit him, for he began to struggle hard toward the bank.

    Happy Pollyooly Edgar Jepson
  • Oh, what glorious days these were, quite enough to inspirit any one!

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • The arrival of the letter from Lechworthy did nothing to inspirit him.

    The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
  • Strange how often his philosophy and experience of life came back to inspirit her!

    The Builders Ellen Glasgow
  • He thought of this frequently, and allowed the thought to inspirit him.

    Demos George Gissing
  • If the view from the hill was sufficient to inspirit them, this was still more calculated to do so.

    Digby Heathcote W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for inspirit

inspirit

/ɪnˈspɪrɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fill with vigour; inspire
Derived Forms
inspiriter, noun
inspiriting, adjective
inspiritingly, adverb
inspiritment, noun
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