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Synonyms for quicken
ˈkwɪk ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken(verb)

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

    recreate, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, vivify, whet, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, accelerate, renovate, revivify, reanimate, pelt along, animate, repair, revive, invigorate, speed up, step on it, rush

  2. whet, quicken(verb)

    make keen or more acute

    "whet my appetite"

    whet, accelerate, repair, invigorate, speed, recreate, reanimate, revive, speed up, renovate, animate, vivify, revivify

  3. quicken, invigorate(verb)

    give life or energy to

    "The cold water invigorated him"

    recreate, enliven, invigorate, liven, revive, revivify, renovate, liven up, reinvigorate, accelerate, speed, exalt, reanimate, vivify, animate, repair, whet, inspire, speed up

  4. quicken(verb)

    show signs of life

    "the fetus quickened"

    whet, accelerate, invigorate, speed, recreate, reanimate, revive, speed up, renovate, animate, vivify, repair, revivify

  5. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify(verb)

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"

    speed up, furbish up, resuscitate, restitute, compensate, animate, remediate, fix, amend, enliven, mend, cheer, vivify, animize, accelerate, refurbish, liven up, renovate, bushel, invigorate, speed, inspire, exalt, resurrect, play, hearten, restore, freshen up, rectify, touch on, recompense, recreate, animise, remedy, resort, repair, come to, reanimate, embolden, liven, revive, revivify, whet, doctor, indemnify


  1. quicken(noun)


  2. quicken(verb)

    To give life to; to animate, make alive, revive.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quicken

    To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.

    accelerate, advance, despatch, drive, drive on, expedite, facilitate, further, hasten, hurry, make haste, press forward, promote, speed, urge, urge on

    check, clog, delay, drag, hinder, impede, obstruct, retard

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quicken

    accelerate, animate, revive, reinvigorate, resuscitate, vivify, stimulate, hurry, hasten, urge, excite, promote, expedite

    retard, delay, encumber, clog, drag, detain, discourage, allay

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quicken(v. a.)

    vivify, revive, resuscitate, reinvigorate, refresh, make alive, give life to

  2. quicken(v. a.)

    hasten, accelerate, speed, hurry, expedite, despatch

  3. quicken(v. a.)

    stimulate, sharpen, excite, incite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quicken(v)

    revive, vivify, vitalize, resuscitate, animate, excite, stimulate, incite, actuate, accelerate, expedite, hasten, advance, facilitate, further

    impede, retard, hinder, obstruct, check

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    accelerate, expedite

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. quicken

    To come to life; to make quick, see there

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  • паско́рыць, паскара́цьBelarusian
  • оживить, уско́рить, ускоря́тьRussian

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