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Definition of ACCELERATE

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Accelerate \Ac*cel"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accelerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accelerating}.] [L. acceleratus, p. p. of accelerare; ad + celerare to hasten; celer quick. See {Celerity}.]
     1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to {retard}. [1913 Webster]

     2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc. [1913 Webster]

     3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure. [1913 Webster]

     {Accelerated motion} (Mech.), motion with a continually increasing velocity.

     {Accelerating force}, the force which causes accelerated motion.                                     --Nichol. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward; advance; further. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "accelerate": activate, aggravate, atomize, beef up, blow up, bombard, bundle, bustle, cleave, complicate, concentrate, condense, consolidate, crack on, cross-bombard, crowd, deepen, dispatch, double, drive, drive on, enhance, exacerbate, exaggerate, expedite, fission, forward, gain ground, get going, haste, hasten, hasten on, heat up, heighten, hie on, hop up, hot up, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle, hustle up, impel, intensify, jazz up, key up, magnify, make complex, nucleize, open the throttle, pick up speed, precipitate, press, push, push on, push through, put on, put on steam, quicken, race, railroad through, ramify, redouble, reinforce, rev, rush, rush along, shake up, sharpen, smash the atom, soup up, speed, speed along, speed up, spur, stampede, step on it, step up, strengthen, triple, urge, whet, whip, whip along


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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