Inspire and Aspire are both verbs in English. While inspire is a transitive verb that denotes the involvement of an influence, aspire is an intransitive verb. It is a personal ambition, it's about dreaming to accomplish something.
Contents: Aspire vs Inspire
edit Differences in meaning
edit Definition of Inspire
To inspire means
- to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration. Example He was inspired by the congregation.
- to exert an animating, enlivening or exalting influence on. e.g. They were particularly inspired by the Romanticists.
- to spur on, impel, motivate. e.g. Threats don’t inspire people to work.
- To breathe. e.g. Inspire normally while practicing yoga.
- to bring about, occasion. e.g. The book was inspired by his experiences of the war.
- to spread (rumor) by indirect means or through the agency of another. e.g. The movie was good enough to inspire a sequel.
edit Definition of Aspire
To aspire means
- to seek, to attain or accomplish a particular goal. e.g. He aspired to be a pilot.
- to ascend, soar. e.g. He aspired to attain the best he could.
edit Part of Speech
Inspire is a transitive verb. A transitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which passes over from the doer or Subject to an object. For example: The book inspired the author. Note that action of being inspired passes from book to author here.
Aspire is an intransitive verb. An intransitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which does not pass over to an object, or which expresses a state or being. For example: He aspired to be a doctor. Note that action of being aspired does not pass over to any object.
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