Definition of Accelerate in English :

Define Accelerate in English

Accelerate meaning in English

Meaning of Accelerate in English

Pronunciation of Accelerate in English

Accelerate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Accelerate in English


see synonyms of accelerate


1. accelerate, quicken, speed, speed up

move faster

Example Sentences:
'The car accelerated'

2. accelerate, speed, speed up

cause to move faster

Example Sentences:
'He accelerated the car'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accelerate
to go, occur, or cause to go or occur more quickly; speed up
2. (transitive)
to cause to happen sooner than expected
3. (transitive)
to increase the velocity of (a body, reaction, etc); cause acceleration

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see synonyms of accelerate
verb transitiveWord forms: acˈcelerˌated or acˈcelerˌating
to increase the speed of
to cause to develop or progress more quickly
3.  Physics
to cause a change in the velocity of (a moving body)
to cause to happen sooner
verb intransitive
to go, progress, or develop faster

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see synonyms of accelerate
v. ac·cel·er·at·ed, ac·cel·er·at·ing, ac·cel·er·ates
v. tr.
a. To increase the speed of: accelerated the engine. See Synonyms at speed.
b. Physics To change the velocity of.
2. To cause to occur sooner than expected: accelerated his retirement by a year.
3. To cause to develop or progress more quickly: a substance used to accelerate a fire.
a. To reduce the time required for (an academic course, for example); compress into a shorter period.
b. To make it possible for (a student) to finish an academic course faster than usual.
v. intr.
1. To move or act faster.
2. Physics To undergo a change in velocity.

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