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Synonyms for breathe

Verb

1. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire
usage: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
2. breathe, exist, survive, live, subsist
usage: be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
3. breathe, instill, transfuse
usage: impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"
4. breathe, be
usage: allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
5. breathe, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
usage: utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
6. breathe, convey
usage: manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather, pause, intermit, break
usage: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
8. breathe, oxidize, oxidise, oxidate
usage: reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
9. emit, breathe, pass off, exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release
usage: expel (gases or odors)
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