Accelerate Definition

Other Accelerate Definition

[v] move faster; "The car accelerated"
[v] cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"


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Synonyms

quicken, speed, speed up

Misc. Definitions

\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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