Sunday, April 23, 2006

To Inspire


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

v., -spired, -spir·ing, -spires. v.tr.
  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.
v.intr.
  1. To stimulate energies, ideals, or reverence: a leader who inspires by example.
  2. To inhale.
Pic Ctsy - Dinamalar. Photoshopped on Avyukta.

2 comments:

ttm said...

nice pic. Has the 1920s effect.

Venkat said...

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