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English verb: quicken

1. quicken (change) move faster


SamplesThe car accelerated.


Synonymsaccelerate, speed, speed up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify


Narrower (hyponym)brisk, brisk up, brisken


Antonymsdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

2. quicken (perception) make keen or more acute


SamplesWhet my appetite.


Synonymswhet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate, stir

3. quicken (change) give life or energy to


SamplesThe cold water invigorated him.


Synonymsinvigorate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate

4. quicken (body) show signs of life


SamplesThe fetus quickened.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

5. quicken (body) give new life or energy to


SamplesA hot soup will revive me.
This will renovate my spirits.
This treatment repaired my health.


Synonymsanimate, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate


Verb groupcome to, resuscitate, revive









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