Definition for SPIR'IT

SPIR'IT, v.t.

  1. To animate; to actuate; as a spirit. So talk'd the spirited sly snake. [Little used.] – Milton.
  2. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; as, civil dissensions spirit the ambition of private men. – Swift. It is sometimes followed by up; as, to spirit up. – Middleton.
  3. To kidnap. Blackstone. To spirit away, to entice or seduce.

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