verb (used without object), sus·pired, sus·pir·ing.
verb (used with object), sus·pired, sus·pir·ing.
to sigh; utter with long, sighing breaths.
Origin of suspire
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suspīrāre, equivalent to su- su- + spīrāre to breathe
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Related Words for suspireyearn, moan, sob, groan, whisper, cry, whistle, murmur, gasp, exhale, howl, covet, fancy, breathe, huff, spew, vomit, puff, aim, itch
verb archaic, or poetic
to sigh or utter with a sigh; yearn
(intr) to breathe; respire
Word Origin for suspire
C15: from Latin suspīrāre to take a deep breath, from sub- + spīrāre to breathe
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mid-15c., from Latin suspirare "to draw a deep breath, sigh," from sub "under" + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit).
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