Sunday, April 23, 2006

To Inspire

in·spire (ĭn-spīr') definition on pronunciation

v., -spired, -spir·ing, -spires.
  1. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
  2. To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion: hymns that inspire the congregation; an artist who was inspired by Impressionism.
    1. To stimulate to action; motivate: a sales force that was inspired by the prospect of a bonus.
    2. To affect or touch: The falling leaves inspired her with sadness.
  3. To draw forth; elicit or arouse: a teacher who inspired admiration and respect.
  4. To be the cause or source of; bring about: an invention that inspired many imitations.
  5. To draw in (air) by inhaling.
  6. Archaic.
    1. To breathe on.
    2. To breathe life into.
  1. To stimulate energies, ideals, or reverence: a leader who inspires by example.
  2. To inhale.
Pic Ctsy - Dinamalar. Photoshopped on Avyukta.


ttm said...

nice pic. Has the 1920s effect.

Venkat said...

Probably because India is still stuck in the 1920's.