Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

inspire

inspire
Meaning(s)
1) encourage a person to do or feel something, a sudden idea
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    • inspire someone to do something
  • Analysis
    To inspire someone can mean to fill them with the urge or idea to do something, especially something creative. "Monet was often inspired to paint by looking at his garden in different seasons." It can also mean to conjure positive feelings in someone - particularly confidence. "She inspired confidence in me to write my story down." "His manner inspired feelings of playfulness in those he worked with." You will often hear the word 'inspire' used in artistic contexts or to talk about how and where artists receive their initial ideas.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The famous athlete agreed to take part in a campaign to inspire young people to stop playing video games and take up team sports instead.
    2. The new design may appear modern in style, but it was actually inspired by ancient Chinese artwork.
    3. As a successful musician who started from nothing, he served as an inspiration to others trying to hit the big time.
    4. His story of succeeding against all the odds was so inspiring! It made me feel that anything is possible.
    5. I was walking on the beach yesterday and I was struck by a sudden burst of inspiration! I started writing as soon as I got home.
    6. get most of my inspiration from the music I listen to. It always helps me come up with new ideas.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I thought raising salaries in my company would inspire others to do the same, but none of my competitors followed suit.
    2. Our product will hopefully inspire young people to learn while they are on the move.
    3. Many great products are inspired by common problems people have in their everyday lives.
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