Definitions for accelerateækˈsɛl əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(5.00 / 1 vote)

  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  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.

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


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