What is another word for proliferate?

Pronunciation: [pɹəlˈɪfəɹˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Proliferate is a word that is often used to describe the rapid growth or spread of something. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of the word proliferate, depending on the context in which it is being used. Some of these synonyms include multiply, burgeon, escalate, expand, increase, and propagate. Each of these words conveys a similar sense of rapid growth or multiplication. For example, something that is said to be multiplying is often growing rapidly or reproducing quickly. Similarly, if something is said to be escalating, it is experiencing a rapid increase in size or intensity. Ultimately, the choice of synonym depends on the specific context and intended meaning.

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What are the opposite words for proliferate?

The word "proliferate" means to multiply or spread rapidly, but sometimes we need to communicate the opposite concept. There are several antonyms for "proliferate". The first antonym is "decrease" which means to become smaller or fewer in number. Another antonym is "diminish" which means to make something smaller or weaker. "Dwindle" is also an antonym, which means to become gradually less or smaller. "Contract" is another antonym for "proliferate", which means to decrease in size or quantity. Finally, "shrivel" is an apt antonym, meaning to become smaller or weaker, especially as a result of loss of moisture.

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Usage examples for Proliferate

Everywhere, survival scenarios proliferate.
"Sympathetic Magic"
Paul Cameron Brown
The cells of this hypertrophied portion show a great tendency to proliferate and produce new nerve structure.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot"
Harry Caulton Reeks
With regard to internal development, after the discharge of spermatozoa in the breeding season the spermatogonia divide and proliferate, forming groups of cells known as spermatocysts.
"Hormones and Heredity"
J. T. Cunningham

Famous quotes with Proliferate

  • It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well.
    David Friedman
  • Those are the things that, in the wrong hands - and certainly in our war on terrorism we also must attack proliferation and those nations that proliferate with chemical, biological and nuclear type devices, because that can cause the most catastrophic results.
    Hugh Shelton
  • Don't let that weapon technology proliferate. Don't let Saddam Hussein get capability for nuclear or chemical weapons, because he's already shown a willingness to use any weapon at his disposal.
    John Sununu
  • Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate.
    Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
  • We sat on a crate of oranges and thought what good men most biologists are, the tenors of the scientific world — temperamental, moody, lecherous, loud-laughing, and healthy.[…] Your true biologist will sing you a song as loud and off-key as will a blacksmith, for he knows that morals are too often diagnostic of prostatitis and stomach ulcers. Sometimes he may proliferate a little too much in all directions, but he is as easy to kill as any other organism, and meanwhile he is very good company, and at least he does not confuse a low hormone productivity with moral ethics.
    John Steinbeck

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