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quicken

verb

1 quicken

Move faster.

synonyms: accelerate, speed, speed up.

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 170: be in action etc. adj.; operate, work; act, act upon; perform, play, support, sustain, strain, maintain, ... show more

Roget 684: haste, hasten; make haste, make a dash etc. n.; hurry on, dash on, whip on, push on, press on, press forward; hurry, skurry, ... show more

Dutch: verhaasten, versnellen



2 quicken

Make keen or more acute.

synonym: whet.

Dutch: slijpen, wetten

3 quicken

Give life or energy to.

synonym: invigorate.

4 quicken

Show signs of life.

5 quicken

Give new life or energy to.

synonyms: animate, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 359: be alive etc. adj.; live, breathe, respire; subsist etc. (exist) 1; walk the earth, strut and fret one's hour upon the stage" [Macbeth]; be spared.    ... show more

Dutch: doen herleven, herleven, herrijzen, opbloeien, opleven, reanimeren, recreƫren


Moby thesaurus: accelerate, activate, actuate, advance, advantage, aid, animate, arouse, awake, awaken, be begotten, be born, be incarnated, boost, brace, brace up, breathe life into, bring into being, bring into existence, bring to life ... show more.

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