respire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French respirer, from Latin respīrō, respīrāre, 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; to engage in the process of respiration.
  2. (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.
  3. (transitive) To (inhale and) exhale; to breathe.

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Noun[edit]

respire

  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]

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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.