respire

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See also: respiré
See also: respiré

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French respirer, from Latin respīrō, from re- + spīrō.

Verb[edit]

respire (third-person singular simple present respires, present participle respiring, simple past and past participle respired)

  1. (intransitive) To breathe in and out.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in the process of respiration.
  3. (intransitive) To recover one's breath or breathe easily following stress.
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes, lines 10-11:
      The breath of heav'n fresh-blowing, pure and sweet, / With day-spring born; here leave me to respire.
  4. (transitive) To inhale and exhale; to breathe.

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Noun[edit]

respire (plural respires)

  1. (obsolete) Rest, respite.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xi:
      He cast to suffer him no more respire, / But gan his sturdie sterne about to weld, / And him so strongly stroke, that to the ground him feld.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

respire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of respirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of respirar

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

respire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of respirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of respirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of respirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of respirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of respirer

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

respire

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of respirar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of respirar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of respirar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of respirar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

respire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of respirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of respirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of respirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of respirar.