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Synonyms for expire
ɪkˈspaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. run out, expire(verb)

    lose validity

    "My passports expired last month"

    Synonyms:
    go, beetle off, conk out, choke, breathe out, bolt, croak, exit, perish, snuff it, pass away, cash in one's chips, run off, poop out, conk, bolt out, run down, drop dead, run out, drain, fail, peter out, die, pop off, buy the farm, give out, give-up the ghost, pass, kick the bucket, spill, decease, exhale

  2. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

    Synonyms:
    fall, function, come about, perish, murmur, give way, elapse, hold out, pass out, run, go past, lead, top, give out, put across, go by, devolve, conk out, operate, cronk, travel, occur, last, die, scrag, fade, go away, excrete, reach, go, move, spend, rifle, slide by, asphyxiate, foul, breathe out, turn over, run low, die out, plump, legislate, happen, egest, fret, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, get out, drop dead, overstep, endure, give, draw, make it, congest, blend in, run short, pop off, get going, locomote, back up, choke off, make pass, suffocate, grumble, slip away, authorize, live, return, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, go out, fail, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, lapse, belong, mutter, clog, pass off, give-up the ghost, go bad, become flat, survive, blow over, get, take place, gag, snuff it, overhaul, throttle, become, go through, evanesce, live on, communicate, hand, croak, clog up, run out, choke, swoon, fit, go across, sound, overtake, transcend, glide by, gnarl, exhale, extend, start, depart, decease, faint, stifle, pall, pass, proceed, break down, clear, exit, conk, stall, travel by, buy the farm, hold up, pass along, break, go along, surpass, guide, pass by, leave, strangle, work, pass on

  3. exhale, expire, breathe out(verb)

    expel air

    "Exhale when you lift the weight"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, breathe out, conk, croak, pass away, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, emanate, drop dead, run out, exit, die, pop off, buy the farm, give forth, choke, pass, snuff it, decease, exhale

Wiktionary

  1. expire(verb)

    to exhale; to breathe (out).

    Antonyms:
    inspire

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expire

    Die, to go out of life, become destitute of vital power and action, is figuratively applied to anything which has the appearance of life.

    Where the dying night-lamp flickers.

    Tennyson Locksley Hall st. 40.

    An echo, a strain of music, a tempest, a topic, an issue, dies. Expire (literally, to breathe out) is a softer word for die; it is used figuratively of things that cease to exist by reaching a natural limit; as, a lease expires; the time has expired. To perish (literally, in Latin, to go through, as in English we say, "the fire goes out") is oftenest used of death by privation or exposure; as, "I perish with hunger," Luke xv, 17; sometimes, of death by violence. Knowledge and fame, art and empires, may be said to perish; the word denotes utter destruction and decay.

    Synonyms:
    cease, decease, decline, depart, die, fade, perish, wither

    Antonyms:
    be born, be immortal, begin, come into being, come to life, exist, flourish, grow, live, rise again, rise from the dead, survive

    Preposition:
    To die of fever; by violence; rarely, with the sword, famine, etc. (Ezek. vii, 15); to die for one's country; to die at sea; in one's bed; in agony; die to the world.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    breathe out, emit from the lungs

  2. expire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    DIE, decease, draw the last breath

  3. expire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    end, terminate, cease, conclude, come to an end

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "expire":

    expiry, expiration, expires, exhale, lapse, end

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How to use expire in a sentence?

  1. The Times:

    By 2027 … Americans earning $ 75,000 a year and below would, as a group, see their taxes increase, because individual tax cuts are set to expire at the end of 2025.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Never be bothered that your life/journey on earth will end/cease someday. But, always be mindful that your life/journey on earth won't/can't start afresh. After all, anyone who is down already ought not to fear to fall down anymore. So, never fail to positively use up the time that you've got/been given by God. Because, whether you like it or not, your lifetime will surely elapse/expire/cease someday. Oh! Yes, and what I'm writing about is not a matter of choice.

  3. Ron Johnson:

    Looking ahead, we should be passing laws to make sure we have that manufacturing capability, that we have sufficient stockpiles. You know things expire. We need to be far more strategic about how we approach these things for the next potential pandemic, these are serious issues.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Statute of limitations: Once a crime happens its apart of history forever, it will never go away. Maybe memories fade, maybe witnesses die, maybe evidence gets lost, destroyed, tampered with, or expires but the crimes themselves never actually expire. Therefore they require justice. The only time there should ever be a limitation on charging a crime is if there's not enough truth, facts, and evidence to support it. You don't ever want to convict innocent people of crimes they never committed, you don't ever want to unjustly penalize people. As long as there's enough truth, facts and evidence to support the crime then just penalties should be administered to the appropriate people no matter if its been a 100 plus years since the crime took place. If there's no justice for the crime in life then justice is required for the crime in the afterlife. Either way it go's justice is required for the crime.

  5. Victor Shum:

    When contracts expire there is more uncertainty and volatility associated with oil. For investors speculating, directionally WTI seems to be facing more pressure heading down. Brent will move upwards.


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