inspire
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inspire(
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spayr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to motivate)
a. inspirar
Her older sister inspired her to sing professionally.Su hermana mayor la inspiró a cantar profesionalmente.
b. llevar a
What inspired you to buy a house in this neighborhood?¿Qué es lo que te llevó a comprar una casa en este barrio?
c. estimular
Going to baseball games with his dad inspired him to become a champion in the sport.El ir a los partidos de béisbol con su papá lo estimuló a hacerse campeón del deporte.
d. mover a
The movie inspired me to tears.La películo me movió a llorar.
2. (to arouse)
a. inspirar
Felicia inspired the crowd with her speech.Felicia inspiró a la multitud con su discurso.
b. infundir
His handshake inspires me with confidence.Su apretón de manos me infunde confianza.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to inhale)
a. inspirar
City dwellers the world over are in danger of inspiring high levels of pollution.Citadinos por el mundo entero corren el peligro de inspirar niveles altos de contaminación.
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inspire
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. inspirar
to inspire somebody to do somethinginspirar a alguien para hacer algo
to inspire confidence in somebody, to inspire somebody with confidenceinspirar confianza a alguien
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inspire [ɪnˈspaɪəʳ]
transitive verb
inspirar
she has the sort of face that inspires terror/respect tiene un rostro que inspira terror/respeto; to inspire sb to do sth mover a algn a hacer algo; her achievements have inspired me to make more effort sus logros me han movido a esforzarme más; whatever inspired him to do that? ¿qué lo impulsó or movió a hacer eso?
my success with the first one inspired me to go on
this painting was inspired by Greek mythology este cuadro está inspirado en la mitología griega
he was inspired by her beauty to write the song su belleza lo llevó or movió a escribir la canción
to be [divinely] inspired
the painting was divinely inspired el cuadro fue pintado por inspiración divina
the Bible is [divinely] inspired
to inspire confidence in sbinspire sb with confidence infundir or inspirar confianza a algn
to inspire courage [in] sb, to inspire sb [with] courage
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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