Meaning of suspire in English:


Pronunciation /səˈspʌɪə/


[no object] literary
  • Breathe.

    • ‘we only live, only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire’
    long for, yearn for, hunger for, thirst for, dream of, aspire to, set one's heart on, have as one's aim, have as one's goal, seek, be bent on


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘yearn after’): from Latin suspirare, from sub- ‘from below’ + spirare ‘breathe’.