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Meaning of ACCELERATE

Pronunciation:  ak'selu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  move faster; "The car accelerated"
  2. [v]  cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"
 

ACCELERATE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: quicken, speed, speed up
 
 Antonyms: decelerate, retard, slow, slow down, slow up
 
 See Also: brisk, brisk up, brisken, deepen, intensify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac*cel"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accelerated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Accelerating}.] [L. acceleratus, p. p. of
accelerare; ad + celerare to hasten; celer quick. See
{Celerity}.]
1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add
   to the speed of; -- opposed to {retard}.

2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process
   of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase
   of wealth, etc.

3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate
   our departure.

{Accelerated motion} (Mech.), motion with a continually
   increasing velocity.

{Accelerating force}, the force which causes accelerated
   motion.                                     --Nichol.

Syn: To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward;
     advance; further.

 
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