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    bird inspire

    "Inspire" seems to have two meanings, one of which is "make someone want to do something", and the meaning of the underlined here.
    It seems to mean "make someone hit upon a creative idea". So do you think the two meanings are distinctly different or similar?

    2)Nature has always been the source for new inventions. For example, birds inspired the design of airplanes.
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    Re: bird inspire

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    "Inspire" seems to have two meanings, one of which is "make someone want to do something", and the meaning of the underlined here.
    It seems to mean "make someone hit upon a creative idea". So do you think the two meanings are distinctly different or similar?

    2)Nature has always been the sourcefor new inventions. For example, bird inspiredthe design of airplanes.
    "Inspire" has many definitions. In your sentence, the meaning is closer to your second definition.

    See inspire here: inspire - definition of inspire by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: bird inspire

    I think probably this definition matches the second meaning. What do you think?

    5.
    To be the cause or source of; bring about: an invention that inspired many imitations.

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    Re: bird inspire

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I think probably this definition matches the second meaning. What do you think?

    5.
    To be the cause or source of; bring about: an invention that inspired many imitations.
    You got it!

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    Re: bird inspire

    Note that the quotation (and thread title) should read '...birds inspired the design...'

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