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1. deepen

verb. ['ˈdiːpən'] become more intense.

Synonyms

  • speed
  • intensify
  • accelerate
  • condense
  • build
  • irrupt
  • sharpen
  • flare
  • speed up
  • increase
  • flare up
  • break open
  • burst out
  • erupt
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • decelerate
  • de-escalate
  • stay in place
  • linger

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deep (English)
  • depe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Deepen

  • cheapen
  • eappen

Example sentences of the word deepen


1. Verb, base form
Jut your left hip out slightly to deepen the stretch.

Quotes containing the word deepen


1. The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Francis Bacon

2. At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
- Li Peng

3. I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
- Ann Voskamp

2. deepen

verb. ['ˈdiːpən'] make more intense, stronger, or more marked.

Synonyms

  • sharpen
  • raise
  • compound
  • screw up
  • heat up
  • amplify
  • enhance
  • increase
  • heighten
  • fan
  • hot up

Antonyms

  • slow
  • fast
  • deceleration
  • acceleration

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deep (English)
  • depe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. deepen

verb. ['ˈdiːpən'] make deeper.

Antonyms

  • exit

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deep (English)
  • depe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. deepen

verb. ['ˈdiːpən'] become deeper in tone.

Antonyms

  • level

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deep (English)
  • depe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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