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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate, stir

3. quicken (change) give life or energy to

SamplesThe cold water invigorated him.


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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