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1. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs.

Synonyms

  • respire
  • breathe out
  • hiccup
  • yawn
  • expire
  • take a breath
  • sigh
  • breathe in
  • exhale
  • wheeze
  • saw logs
  • snore
  • suspire
  • hyperventilate
  • inspire
  • choke
  • saw wood
  • hiccough

Antonyms

  • exhale
  • be born
  • survive
  • continue

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Breathe

  • teethe
  • sheathe
  • seethe

Example sentences of the word breathe


1. Verb, base form
Furthermore, you should be able to see and breathe clearly before entering the pool.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Every time you breathe in and out, your lungs inhale oxygen-rich air and blow out carbon dioxide.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Toddlers between 1 and 3 breathe 20 to 30 times a minute.

Quotes containing the word breathe


1. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
- Marcus Aurelius

2. I never ever believed that I would be able to give up on this dream which has driven me to live, breathe, love and embrace the game of rugby from the earliest days that I can remember.
- Jonny Wilkinson

3. You should breathe deeply and chant, 'Money will easily and effortlessly flow into my life' as often as you can every day. Things will start to change after a month. If you believe you will be financially secure, then you are opening yourself up to change.
- Louise L. Hay

2. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] impart as if by breathing.

Synonyms

  • transfuse

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] be alive.

Synonyms

  • subsist
  • live
  • exist

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • enter
  • fall
  • implode

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] take a short break from one's activities in order to relax.

Synonyms

  • intermit
  • catch one's breath
  • rest
  • pause
  • break

Antonyms

  • asymmetrical
  • absorb
  • simple
  • clasp

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] utter or tell.

Synonyms

  • verbalize
  • express
  • verbalise
  • give tongue to

Antonyms

  • requisition
  • confine
  • spell
  • birth

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] allow the passage of air through.

Antonyms

  • hire

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] expel (gases or odors).

Synonyms

  • radiate
  • release
  • give forth
  • eject
  • bubble
  • belch
  • emanate
  • force out
  • discharge
  • exhaust
  • pass off
  • expel
  • burp
  • emit
  • exhale

Antonyms

  • discourage
  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • free

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked.

Synonyms

  • oxidize
  • oxidise

Antonyms

  • deoxidise
  • be well
  • stimulate

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. breathe

verb. ['ˈbriːð'] manifest or evince.

Antonyms

  • hold

Etymology

  • brethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • breth (Middle English (1100-1500))
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