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inspire (something) in (someone)

To cause one to feel a particular emotion or have a certain reaction. Jenna's job performance so far doesn't exactly inspire confidence in her. I always listen to upbeat music like this before games—it really inspires excitement in me.
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inspire (someone) with (something)

To motivate, energize, or excite someone by using something in particular (named after "with"). Oh, you'll definitely inspire the crowd with your speech about leaving your high-powered corporate job to go backpacking through Europe.
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inspire someone with something

to use something to inspire someone; to stimulate or encourage someone with something. The president inspired us all with patriotic speeches. She inspired us all with her story of heroism.
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inspire something in someone

to stimulate a particular quality in someone. You do not particularly inspire trust in me. She inspires fear in me.
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Those who criticize the incidental details of such ceremonies miss the main point, which is to offer worship and reverence to the same one God of all religions, the one reality, who is creator of us all and the inspirer of all enterprises.
Craddock's framework describes four trust-based and fear-based power types, or power personas: the pleaser, the charmer, the commander, and the inspirer. She explains how these power types are manifested in the workplace and shows how to use the framework in conjunction with other models and tools, such as Myers-Briggs.
The latest collection from Titan Eye Plus is targeted at today's arrived man who is a respected, self made success story in his field and a true inspirer with his ambition, drive and passion for excellence.
"Shakespeare was such a great writer and such a great inspirer of people, helping them to understand the world around them and understand themselves as well in many different ways.
It is a mystical number, the inspirer of dreams and the creator of legends.
We as a nation, both collectively and individually, must acknowledge teachers for the role model and for the inspirer that they have been for us.
Director of Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing; Cultural Curator of Le Meridien hotels worldwide; maker of rock music and inspirer of millions, Jerome Sans is nothing short of an all-rounder when it comes to contemporary art.
Installation of the control system is taking place as this Inspirer goes to press.
Ce livre inoubliable--avec un apercu historique et des idees pleines d'inspiration de Faith McDonnell, l'une des voix les plus claires qui appellent a la liberte et a la justice au niveau de l'Eglise aujourd'hui--va inspirer les lecteurs de par le monde pour qu'ils prennent note, qu'ils prient et oeuvrent pour mettre fin a cette tragedie.
They met Frank Buchman, the inspirer of this centre of reconciliation, who challenged the Japanese to make their country 'the lighthouse of Asia'.
The Maersk Inspirer rig would function as a production platform on the field, with tanker Navion Saga storing the oil for onward shipment, according to the company.
Even more important, he, the shocker, the inspirer, the perpetual gadfly and disrupter and disturber, had gained the confidence of the astute and judicious statesman who was our Prime Minister.
It ranges then from the importance and reliability of Paul's emphasis on the Resurrection to the untidy ending of Mark's Gospel and the arguments, not only for reinstating John as author or inspirer of the Gospel bearing his name, but for regarding it as a vital historical source as well as a theological and philosophical reflection.
Even Evangelicalism, a powerful inspirer of missionary ventures, can no longer be understood as 'anti-Enlightenment'.
``I've seen him at work and he is a great inspirer.