transpire Definition

  • 1to happen or occur
  • 2to become known or revealed
  • 3to give off water vapor through the surface of leaves or skin

Using transpire: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "transpire" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It transpired that he had been lying all along.

  • Example

    What transpired at the meeting yesterday?

  • Example

    The details of the accident are still not clear, but it is believed to have transpired due to a mechanical failure.

  • Example

    Plants transpire water vapor through tiny pores in their leaves.

transpire Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with transpire

  • allow something to happen or become known


    I don't want anyone to know about this, so please don't let it transpire.

  • develop or evolve into something


    The casual conversation eventually transpired into a heated argument.

  • plot or conspire against someone


    It was later discovered that some members of the team had been transpiring against their coach.

Origins of transpire

from Latin 'transpirare', meaning 'to breathe through'


Summary: transpire in Brief

The verb 'transpire' [trænˈspaɪə(r)] means to happen or occur, to become known or revealed, and to give off water vapor through the surface of leaves or skin. It can be used in phrases like 'let something transpire,' 'transpire into something,' and 'transpire against someone.'