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    Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following sentence.

    Hi teachers,
    Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following sentence.

    His heart began to pound wildly.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following senten

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following sentence.

    His heart began to pound wildly.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi,

    I would say so, but judge for yourself: Bleeding and what the heart and blood do - synonyms or related words for Bleeding and what the heart and blood do - Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus

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    Re: Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following senten

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and the link. Then, another one could be 'to beat more rapidly than usual', couldn't it?

    L.

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    Re: Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following senten

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and the link. Then, another one could be 'to beat more rapidly than usual', couldn't it?

    L.
    IMO, 'to beat more rapidly than usual' doesn't sound natural. Maybe something like 'faster' or 'more quickly' would do it, but we'll have to wait for native speakers on that one.

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    Re: Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following senten

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    IMO, 'to beat more rapidly than usual' doesn't sound natural. Maybe something like 'faster' or 'more quickly' would do it, but we'll have to wait for native speakers on that one.

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    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. Then, let's wait.

    L.
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    Re: Could 'to palpitate' be a suitable synonym for 'to pound' in the following senten

    They're not exact synonyms to me- pounding has the idea of the force of the beat, while palpitate could only be the speed.

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