What does accelerate mean?

Definitions for accelerate
ækˈsɛl əˌreɪtac·cel·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerate, speed up, speed, quickenverb

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

  2. accelerate, speed, speed upverb

    cause to move faster

    "He accelerated the car"

Wiktionary

  1. accelerateverb

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

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  2. accelerateverb

    To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.

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

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  3. accelerateverb

    To cause a change of velocity.

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  4. accelerateverb

    To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.

    to accelerate our departure.

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  5. accelerateverb

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

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  6. accelerateverb

    To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  7. accelerateverb

    Grow; increase.

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

  8. accelerateadjective

    Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1520's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accelerateverb

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

  2. Accelerateverb

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

  3. Accelerateverb

    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.]

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

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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

Examples of accelerate in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga:

    With strategic investments, if there's an opportunity to accelerate growth, you need funds. That's the idea behind the 1 trillion yen figure.

  2. Tami Erwin:

    What we love about this is that you create an ecosystem, and they will build and they will innovate and they will accelerate the rate of transformation.

  3. Tod Wolters:

    Combatant commanders, specifically Tod Wolters and Phil Davidson from INDOPACOM, have both expressed to the Secretary the need to accelerate the flow of vaccines mostly for the dependents of our military members in Europe and for Phil Davidson in the Pacific, and up to this point we've probably been a little bit off balance.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    If you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy, then it's no contest. No American is going to say accelerate the economy at the cost of human life.

  5. State John Kerry:

    I'm pleased to say that as a result today in Munich, we believe we have made progress on both the humanitarian front and the cessation of hostilities front, and these two fronts, this progress, has the potential -- fully implemented, fully followed through on -- to be able to change the daily lives of the Syrian people, first, we have agreed to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately.

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