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1‘the landscape inspired Hardy to write this fine poem’
stimulate, motivate, cause, incline, persuade, encourage, influence, rouse, move, stir, goad, energize, galvanize, incite, impel
animate, fire the imagination of, fire with enthusiasm
rare inspirit, incentivize, fillip
2‘the film inspired a musical on the London stage’
give rise to, lead to, result in, bring about, cause, be the cause of, prompt, produce, spawn, engender
be the inspiration for
3‘Charles inspired awe in those who worked with him’
arouse, awaken, prompt, cause, induce, ignite, trigger, kindle, produce, generate, bring out, bring about, give rise to, sow the seeds of
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