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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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