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quicken

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1 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster
  • She eventually quickened her pace so she could keep up with the others.
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quicken, animate, enliven, vivify mean to make alive or lively. quicken stresses a sudden renewal of life or activity especially in something inert.
    • the arrival of spring quickens the earth
animate emphasizes the imparting of motion or vitality to what is or might be mechanical or artificial.
    • happiness animated his conversation
enliven suggests a stimulus that arouses from dullness or torpidity.
    • enlivened her lectures with humorous anecdotes
vivify implies a freshening or energizing through renewal of vitality.
    • new blood needed to vivify the dying club

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