My teacher made this claim in context of Alicia Keys' song "New York" with reference to the line
the lights will inspire you
(which I just read to mean that the lights will spark ideas and emotions in me) and I highly doubt that he is right. However, with edge cases like this one, there is not always a right or wrong answer, especially in natural language.
In fact, a friend informed me that "to inspire" was used with the meaning of "to blind" in a Biblical passage about the binding of Isaac, which I, very unfamiliar with the text and not knowing which Bible version he referred to, could not find anywhere. Does anyone know other instances of the word being used in this way and could point me to the passage? Any help would be much appreciated.