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quicken

quick·en

quicken

 
 
pronunciation:
kwI kn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quickened, quickening, quickens
definition 1: to make faster; accelerate.
She noticed the man was following her, and she quickened her stride.
synonyms:
accelerate, speed up
antonyms:
slacken, slow
similar words:
expedite, hasten, hurry, rush
definition 2: to restore to vitality; stimulate, revive, or animate.
His presence quickened her feelings.
synonyms:
animate, excite, revitalize, revive, stimulate
antonyms:
deaden, dull
similar words:
activate, arouse, awaken, bestir, energize, enliven, invigorate, kindle, move, provoke, restore, rouse, sharpen, stir, vivify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: quickened, quickening, quickens
definition 1: to become faster; speed up.
synonyms:
accelerate, speed up
antonyms:
slacken, slow
similar words:
hasten
definition 2: to become more lively, active, or vigorous.
synonyms:
revive
similar words:
arouse, awaken, rouse, stir
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derivation: quickener (n.)