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English verb: decelerate

1. decelerate (change) lose velocity; move more slowly

SamplesThe car decelerated.

Synonymsretard, slow, slow down, slow up

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

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Narrower (hyponym)delay, detain, hold up, slow, slow down, slow up

Antonymsaccelerate, quicken, speed up, speed

2. decelerate (change) reduce the speed of

SamplesHe slowed down the car.

Synonymsslow down

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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)fishtail, moderate, retard

Antonymsaccelerate, speed up, speed

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