Definitions for accelerateækˈsɛl əˌreɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word accelerate

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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accelerate

    ak-sel′ėr-āt, v.t. to increase the speed of: to hasten the progress of.—n. Accelerā′tion, the act of hastening: increase of speed.—adj. Accel′erative, quickening.—n. Accel′erator, one who or that which accelerates: a light van to take mails between a post-office and a railway station.—adj. Accel′eratory. [L. accelerāre, -ātumad, to, celer, swift. See Celerity.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accelerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accelerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Transport Minister Alain Vidalies:

    We need to accelerate things.

  2. Tian Weidong:

    Further slides would accelerate the stampede.

  3. Brian King:

    We need to accelerate the magnitude of the decline.

  4. Marcus Dolengo:

    The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8msecsec.

  5. Lucica Ditiu:

    We won't eliminate TB unless we accelerate research and development.

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