Inspiriting
Inspirit In*spir"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inspirited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inspiriting}.] To infuse new life or spirit into; to animate; to encourage; to invigorate. [1913 Webster]

The courage of Agamemnon is inspirited by the love of empire and ambition. --Pope.

Syn: To enliven; invigorate; exhilarate; animate; cheer; encourage; inspire. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Animating — An i*ma ting, a. Causing animation; life giving; inspiriting; rousing. Animating cries. Pope. {An i*ma ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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