Thesaurus

expire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expire

  1. 1 to come to an end speakers will not be allowed to continue after their allotted time has expired Synonyms of expire break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, cease, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Words Related to expire desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms of expire draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of expire continue, hang on, persist

  2. 2 to let or force out of the lungs he vows to hold on to that belief until he expires his last breath Synonyms of expire blow (out), breathe (out), expel, exhaleWords Related to expire expectorateAntonyms of expire inbreathe, inhale, inspire

  3. 3 to stop living made one last visit to his homeland and expired not long afterwards Synonyms of expire check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, die, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbWords Related to expire predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of expire come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of expire breathe, live

  4. 4 archaic  to throw or give off linden trees expiring their rich perfume Synonyms of expire cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, emit [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventWords Related to expire eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of expire absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up



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