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breathe

verb

1 breathe

Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs:
— I can breathe better when the air is clean.

synonyms: respire, suspire, take a breath.

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Roget 689: brace etc. (strengthen) 159; reinvigorate; air, freshen up, refresh, recruit; repair etc. (restore) 660; fan, ... show more

Roget 820: have affections, possess affections etc. n.; be of a character etc. n.; be affected etc. adj.; breathe.   

Roget 582: speak of; say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to; utter forth, pour forth; breathe, let fall, come out with; rap out, blurt out have on one's lips; have at the end of one's tongue, ... show more

Roget 580: utter, breathe; give utterance, give tongue; cry etc. (shout) 411; ejaculate, rap out; vocalize, prolate, articulate, ... show more

Roget 529: disclose, discover, dismask; draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, ... show more

Roget 516: mean, signify, express; import, purport; convey, imply, breathe, indicate, bespeak, bear a sense; tell of, speak of; touch on; ... show more

Roget 405: whisper, breathe, murmur, purl, hum, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow; tinkle; mutter etc. (speak imperfectly) 583; ... show more

Roget 359: be alive etc. adj.; live, breathe, respire; subsist etc. (exist) 1; walk the earth, strut and fret one's hour upon the stage" [Macbeth]; be spared.    ... show more

Roget 349: blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane etc. n.; wuther; stream, issue.    respire, breathe, puff; ... show more

Roget 1: exist, be; have being etc. n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur etc. (event) ... show more

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more

Dutch: inademen, respireren, asemen, ademhalen, ademen



2 breathe

Be alive.

3 breathe

Impart as if by breathing.

4 breathe

Allow the passage of air through.

5 breathe

Utter or tell.

6 breathe

Manifest or evince.

7 breathe

Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax.

synonyms: catch one's breath, rest, take a breather.

Dutch: rust

8 breathe

Reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked.

9 breathe

Expel (gases or odors).

synonyms: emit, pass off.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: He, affect, air, alert, approve, argue, articulate, aspirate, attest, bark, bawl, be, be alive, be animate, be aromatic, be construed as, be extant, be found, be in existence, be met with ... show more.

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