inspirit

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inspirit (third-person singular simple present inspirits, present participle inspiriting, simple past and past participle inspirited)

  1. To strengthen or hearten; give impetus or vigour
    • 1899, Stanley Waterloo, The Wolf's Long Howl[1]:
      The queer thought somehow inspirited him.
    • 1856, John Esten Cooke, The Last of the Foresters[2]:
      The landlord had been so much pleased with Mr. Jinks' patriotic ardor in the German cause, that he generously hinted at an entire obliteration of any little score chalked up against the name of Jinks for board and lodging at the hostelry; this was one of the circumstances which inspirited Mr. Jinks.