Synonyms for (verb) slow down

Synonyms: unbend, loosen up, decompress, unwind, relax, slow down

Definition: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

Usage: He relaxed in the hot tub; Let's all relax after a hard day's work

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: slow down, decelerate

Definition: reduce the speed of

Usage: He slowed down the car

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate

Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly

Usage: The car decelerated

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: slack, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up

Definition: become slow or slower

Usage: Production slowed

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: slow, slow down, slow up

Definition: cause to proceed more slowly

Usage: The illness slowed him down

Similar words: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate

Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly

Usage: The car decelerated