Definitions for accelerateækˈsɛl əˌreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cel•er•ateækˈsɛl əˌreɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to cause faster development, progress, or advancement in.

  2. to increase the speed or velocity of; cause to move faster.

  3. to hasten the occurrence of.

  4. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion).

    Category: Mechanics

  5. to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc.

    Category: Education

  6. (v.i.)to move or go faster; increase in speed.

  7. to progress or develop faster.

Origin of accelerate:

1515–25; < L accelerātus, ptp. of accelerāre to quicken, hurry =ac-ac - +celerāre to go quickly, v. der. of celer swift

ac•cel′er•a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken(verb)

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

  2. accelerate, speed, speed up(verb)

    cause to move faster

    "He accelerated the car"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. accelerate(verb)ækˈsɛl əˌreɪt

    to go faster in vehicle

    The car accelerated.

  2. accelerateækˈsɛl əˌreɪt

    to happen faster

    to accelerate plant growth; inflation is accelerating; a vehicle with good acceleration

Wiktionary

  1. accelerate(Verb)

    To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.

  2. accelerate(Verb)

    To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.

    to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.

  3. accelerate(Verb)

    To cause a change of velocity.

  4. accelerate(Verb)

    To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.

    to accelerate our departure.

  5. accelerate(Verb)

    To enable a student to finish a course of study in less than normal time.

  6. accelerate(Verb)

    To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

  7. accelerate(Verb)

    Grow; increase.

  8. accelerate(Verb)

    To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.

  9. accelerate(Adjective)

    Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.

  10. Origin: * First attested in the 1520's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accelerate(verb)

    to cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard

  2. Accelerate(verb)

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

  3. Accelerate(verb)

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

Freebase

  1. Accelerate

    Accelerate is the 14th studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on March 31, 2008 in Europe, and on April 1 in North America. Produced with Jacknife Lee, Accelerate was intended as a departure from the 2004 album Around the Sun. R.E.M. previewed several of the album's tracks during a five-night residency at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and recorded the album in a nine-week schedule.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accelerate' in Verbs Frequency: #1074


Translations for accelerate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

accelerate(verb)

to increase speed

The driver accelerated to pass the other car.

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