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accelerate

[ ak-sel-uh-reyt ]
/ 忙k藞s蓻l 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ac路cel路er路at路ed, ac路cel路er路at路ing.
to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth.
to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government.
Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo acceleration.
to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc.
verb (used without object), ac路cel路er路at路ed, ac路cel路er路at路ing.
to move or go faster; increase in speed.
to progress or develop faster.
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Origin of accelerate

1515鈥25; <Latin acceler膩tus speeded up (past participle of acceler膩re), equivalent to ac-ac- + celer swift + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for accelerate

accelerate
/ (忙k藞s蓻l蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
to go, occur, or cause to go or occur more quickly; speed up
(tr) to cause to happen sooner than expected
(tr) to increase the velocity of (a body, reaction, etc); cause acceleration

Derived forms of accelerate

accelerable, adjectiveaccelerative or acceleratory, adjective

Word Origin for accelerate

C16: from Latin acceler膩tus, from acceler膩re to go faster, from ad- (intensive) + celer膩re to hasten, from celer swift
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