V n to-inf
II.6 The 'inspire' group
These verbs are concerned with motivating or inspiring someone to do something.
decide incline influence inspire lead motivate move persuade predispose prompt spur stimulate (usu passive) spur on
He says the banning of his one-act play decided him to write something about censorship.
Jeremy Bentham's utilitarian philosophy inspired his followers to promote the greatest happiness of the greatest number through more efficient government.