inspire-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: enliven or motivate; serve as the inciting cause

Our goal is to create organizations that inspire the soul.
U.S. presidents should inspire the world.
Small business leaders inspire the highest confidence.
The article about the artist inspired the recent exhibition of his work.
She inspired me to write my own book.
His early work was clearly inspired by the Impressionists.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: Subjective_influence,Talking_into
PropBank: inspire.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: inhale

He must have inspired the fibers into his lungs.
The patient has trouble inspiring.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Breathing
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6