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Speed vs Accelerate vs Quicken vs Hasten vs Hurry vs Precipitate

Speedacceleratequickenhastenhurryprecipitate can mean to go or make go fast or faster.

Speed emphasizes rapidity of motion or progress; as a transitive verb it suggests an increase in tempo; as an intransitive verb, a high degree of swiftness.

Accelerate stresses increase in rate of motion or progress; it does not necessarily imply speed.

Quicken stresses shortening of the time consumed, often with a suggestion of animation or stimulation.

Hasten implies urgent quickness or a quick or premature outcome.

Hurry implies haste that causes confusion or prevents concentrated attention.

Precipitate implies impetuousness, suddenness, or abruptness.