(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. revive, refresh, arouse, animate; hasten, speed, accelerate. See velocity, agency, haste. Ant., retard, slow.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To hasten or cause to hasten]
Syn. accelerate, speed up, hurry; see hasten 1 , 2 .
2. [To come or bring to life]
Syn. animate, revive, stir, arouse, stimulate, enliven, awaken, kindle, spring, grow, rise, spring up, be revived, be resuscitated, become animated, activate, revitalize, energize, strengthen, show signs of life, return to life; see also animate 1 , revive 1 .
See Synonym Study at animate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. speed up accelerate, expedite, hurry, speed, hasten, hustle.
2. enliven stimulate, invigorate, stir, arouse, revive, animate, awaken, strengthen.
ANT.: 1. slow down, mire, bog down. 2. kill, deaden
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To increase the speed of: accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, hustle, speed (up), step up. See FAST. 2. To make alive: animate, vitalize, vivify. See LIVE.

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