verb (used without object), tran·spired, tran·spir·ing.
verb (used with object), tran·spired, tran·spir·ing.
Origin of transpire
Related Words for transpirebefall, ensue, arise, develop, eventuate, chance, result, shake, go, betide, gel, break, emerge, leak
Examples from the Web for transpire
Historical Examples of transpire
What the question asked by our friend was, did not transpire.
What the captain's intentions were did not transpire; they were known only to Francisco.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
And do not let it transpire among your fellows that it is I who have suggested this.Love-at-Arms
But that some very extraordinary event was about to transpire was evident to all.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
The rest hung about dispiritedly, and waited for what might transpire.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Word Origin for transpire
1590s, "pass off in the form of a vapor or liquid," from Middle French transpirer (mid-16c.), from Latin trans- "through" (see trans-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). Figurative sense of "leak out, become known" is recorded from 1741, and the erroneous meaning "take place, happen" is almost as old, being first recorded 1755. Related: Transpired; transpiring.