(v. t.) To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
(v. t.) To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
(v. t.) To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; -- opposed to expire.
(v. t.) To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.
(v. t.) To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue.
(v. i.) To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; -- opposed to expire.