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Synonyms of precipitate in English:


  • 1 the incident precipitated a political crisis
    bring about, bring on, cause, lead to, occasion, give rise to, trigger, spark, touch off, provoke, hasten, accelerate, expedite, speed up, advance, quicken, push forward, further, instigate, induce
  • 2 the crampon failed, precipitating them both down the mountain
  • adjective

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  • 1 we should not make precipitate cuts to our conventional forces
  • 2 a precipitate decline in the party's fortunes See precipitous (sense 2)
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    precipitate, headlong, impetuous, impulsive
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