Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quicken

5 senses of quicken

Sense 1
accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken -- (move faster; "The car accelerated")
       => intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")

Sense 2
whet, quicken -- (make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite")
       => stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")

Sense 3
quicken, invigorate -- (give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him")
       => stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")

Sense 4
quicken -- (show signs of life; "the fetus quickened")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify -- (give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health")
       => stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")

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