To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.
- To make more rapid; accelerate.
- To make alive; vitalize.
- To excite and stimulate; stir: Such stories quicken the imagination.
- To make steeper.
- To become more rapid. See Synonyms at speed.
- To come or return to life: "And the weak spirit quickens” ( T.S. Eliot).
- To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.