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Inspire vs. Kindle

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Inspireverb

(transitive) To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.

Kindleverb

(transitive) To start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc.).

Inspireverb

(transitive) To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens or exalts; to communicate inspiration to.

‘Elders should inspire children with sentiments of virtue.’;

Kindleverb

To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).

‘He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.’;

Inspireverb

(intransitive) To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.

Kindleverb

To begin to grow or take hold.

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Inspireverb

To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.

Kindleverb

To bring forth young; to give birth.

Inspireverb

To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.

Kindlenoun

A group of kittens.

‘A kindle of kittens.’;

Inspireverb

(transitive) To spread rumour indirectly.

Kindleadjective

(of an animal) pregnant

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Inspireverb

To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.

‘When Zephirus eek, with his sweete breath,Inspirèd hath in every holt and heathThe tender crops.’; ‘Descend, ye Nine, descend and sing,The breathing instruments inspire.’;

Kindleverb

To bring forth young.

‘The poor beast had but lately kindled.’;

Inspireverb

To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.

‘He knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul.’;

Kindleverb

To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.

‘His breath kindleth coals.’;

Inspireverb

To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; - opposed to expire.

‘Forced to inspire and expire the air with difficulty.’;

Kindleverb

Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.

‘So is a contentious man to kindle strife.’; ‘Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.’; ‘Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.’; ‘Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.’;

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Inspireverb

To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.

‘And generous stout courage did inspire.’; ‘But dawning day new comfort hath inspired.’;

Kindleverb

To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.

‘When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.’;

Inspireverb

To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue; to inspire a person to do extraordinary feats.

‘Erato, thy poet's mind inspire,And fill his soul with thy celestial fire.’;

Kindleverb

To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.

‘On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives way.’;

Inspireverb

To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; - opposed to expire.

Kindleverb

catch fire;

‘The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles’;

Inspireverb

To breathe; to blow gently.

‘And when the wind amongst them did inspire,They wavèd like a penon wide dispread.’;

Kindleverb

cause to start burning;

‘The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds’;

Inspireverb

heighten or intensify;

‘These paintings exalt the imagination’;

Kindleverb

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);

‘arouse pity’; ‘raise a smile’; ‘evoke sympathy’;

Inspireverb

supply the inspiration for;

‘The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work’;

Inspireverb

serve as the inciting cause of;

‘She prompted me to call my relatives’;

Inspireverb

urge on or encourage especially by shouts;

‘The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers’;

Inspireverb

fill with revolutionary ideas

Inspireverb

draw in (air);

‘Inhale deeply’; ‘inhale the fresh mountain air’; ‘The patient has trouble inspiring’; ‘The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well’;

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