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ac·cel·er·ate

 (ăk-sĕl′ə-rāt′)
v. ac·cel·er·at·ed, ac·cel·er·at·ing, ac·cel·er·ates
v.tr.
1.
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.
4.
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.
To move or act faster.

[Latin accelerāre, accelerāt- : ad-, intensive pref.; see ad- + celerāre, to quicken (from celer, swift).]

ac·cel′er·a′tive adj.
ac·cel′er·a·to′ry (-ər-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

accelerate

(ækˈsɛləˌreɪt)
vb
1. to go, occur, or cause to go or occur more quickly; speed up
2. (tr) to cause to happen sooner than expected
3. (General Physics) (tr) to increase the velocity of (a body, reaction, etc); cause acceleration
[C16: from Latin accelerātus, from accelerāre to go faster, from ad- (intensive) + celerāre to hasten, from celer swift]
acˈcelerable adj
acˈcelerative, acˈceleratory adj

ac•cel•er•ate

(ækˈsɛl əˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to cause faster development, progress, or advancement in.
2. to increase the speed or velocity of; cause to move faster.
3. to hasten the occurrence of.
4. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion).
5. to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc.
v.i.
6. to move or go faster; increase in speed.
7. to progress or develop faster.
[1515–25; < Latin accelerātus, past participle of accelerāre to quicken, hurry =ac- ac- + celerāre to go quickly, v. derivative of celer swift]
ac•cel′er•a•ble, adj.

accelerate


Past participle: accelerated
Gerund: accelerating

Imperative
accelerate
accelerate
Present
I accelerate
you accelerate
he/she/it accelerates
we accelerate
you accelerate
they accelerate
Preterite
I accelerated
you accelerated
he/she/it accelerated
we accelerated
you accelerated
they accelerated
Present Continuous
I am accelerating
you are accelerating
he/she/it is accelerating
we are accelerating
you are accelerating
they are accelerating
Present Perfect
I have accelerated
you have accelerated
he/she/it has accelerated
we have accelerated
you have accelerated
they have accelerated
Past Continuous
I was accelerating
you were accelerating
he/she/it was accelerating
we were accelerating
you were accelerating
they were accelerating
Past Perfect
I had accelerated
you had accelerated
he/she/it had accelerated
we had accelerated
you had accelerated
they had accelerated
Future
I will accelerate
you will accelerate
he/she/it will accelerate
we will accelerate
you will accelerate
they will accelerate
Future Perfect
I will have accelerated
you will have accelerated
he/she/it will have accelerated
we will have accelerated
you will have accelerated
they will have accelerated
Future Continuous
I will be accelerating
you will be accelerating
he/she/it will be accelerating
we will be accelerating
you will be accelerating
they will be accelerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been accelerating
you have been accelerating
he/she/it has been accelerating
we have been accelerating
you have been accelerating
they have been accelerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been accelerating
you will have been accelerating
he/she/it will have been accelerating
we will have been accelerating
you will have been accelerating
they will have been accelerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been accelerating
you had been accelerating
he/she/it had been accelerating
we had been accelerating
you had been accelerating
they had been accelerating
Conditional
I would accelerate
you would accelerate
he/she/it would accelerate
we would accelerate
you would accelerate
they would accelerate
Past Conditional
I would have accelerated
you would have accelerated
he/she/it would have accelerated
we would have accelerated
you would have accelerated
they would have accelerated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.accelerate - move fasteraccelerate - move faster; "The car accelerated"  
brisk, brisk up, brisken - become brisk; "business brisked up"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
2.accelerate - cause to move fasteraccelerate - cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
decelerate, slow down - reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car"

accelerate

verb
2. expedite, press, forward, promote, spur, further, stimulate, hurry, step up (informal), speed up, facilitate, hasten, precipitate, quicken The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.
expedite delay, hinder, obstruct, impede
3. speed up, speed, advance, quicken, get under way, gather momentum, get moving, pick up speed, put your foot down (informal), open up the throttle, put on speed Suddenly the car accelerated.
speed up brake, slow down, rein in, slacken (off), decelerate, reduce speed

accelerate

verb
To increase the speed of:
Translations
يُسْرِعُيُسْرِع فِي السَيْريُعَجِّل فِي
zrychliturychlit
accelererefremskynde
kiihdyttäälisätä vauhtianopeuttaa
ubrzatiubrzati se
gyorsít
auka hraîannflÿta fyrir
加速する
가속하다
akseleratoriuspadidinti greitįpagreitinimaspagreitinti
pospešiti
accelererapåskynda
เร่งความเร็ว
hızlanmakhızlandırmak
tăng tốc

accelerate

[ækˈseləreɪt]
A. VTacelerar, apresurar
accelerated depreciationdepreciación f acelerada
accelerated program (US) (Univ) → curso m intensivo
B. VI (esp Aut) → acelerar

accelerate

[ækˈsɛləreɪt]
vt [+ process, rate] → accélérer
vi
[process, growth, rate] → accélérer
[vehicle, driver] → accélérer

accelerate

work-rate, speed, change
vtbeschleunigen; speed alsoerhöhen
vibeschleunigen; (driver also)Gas geben; (work-rate, speed, change)sich beschleunigen, zunehmen; (growth, inflation etc)zunehmen; he accelerated awayer gab Gas und fuhr davon; he accelerated out of the bender hat in der Kurve beschleunigt or Gas gegeben

accelerate

[ækˈsɛləreɪt]
2. vi (Aut) → accelerare

accelerate

(əkˈseləreit) verb
1. to increase speed. The driver accelerated to pass the other car.
2. to make (something) happen sooner. Worry accelerated his death.
acˌceleˈration noun
acˈcelerator noun
a pedal, lever etc that controls the speed or acceleration of a machine.

accelerate

يُسْرِعُ zrychlit accelerere beschleunigen επιταχύνω acelerar lisätä vauhtia accélérer ubrzati se accelerare 加速する 가속하다 versnellen akselerere przyspieszyć acelerar ускорять accelerera เร่งความเร็ว hızlanmak tăng tốc 加速

accelerate

vt. acelerar, apresurar, aumentar la velocidad;
to ___ the healing process___ la cura.
References in classic literature ?
Seeing, now, that there were no curtains to the window, and that the street being very narrow, the house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that Queequeg made, staving about with little else but his hat and boots on; I begged him as well as I could, to accelerate his toilet somewhat, and particularly to get into his pantaloons as soon as possible.
When Edward's unhappy match takes place, depend upon it his mother will feel as much as if she had never discarded him; and, therefore every circumstance that may accelerate that dreadful event, must be concealed from her as much as possible.
He can go up against gravitation in a balloon, and why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way?
Milady had him one day turned out of doors, with sundry blows of a good stick to accelerate his motions.
Turning suddenly upon his persecutor, he snatched the proffered otter-skin from his hands, rubbed it in his face, and dismissed him over the side of the ship with no very complimentary application to accelerate his exit.
Sometimes he endeavored to assuage the fever of his spirit by a rapid walk through the streets of Padua or beyond its gates: his footsteps kept time with the throbbings of his brain, so that the walk was apt to accelerate itself to a race.
In vain she tried to check, or at all events to accelerate, the tale.
Though the diplomatists still firmly believed in the possibility of peace and worked zealously to that end, and though the Emperor Napoleon himself wrote a letter to Alexander, calling him Monsieur mon frere, and sincerely assured him that he did not want war and would always love and honor him- yet he set off to join his army, and at every station gave fresh orders to accelerate the movement of his troops from west to east.
His efforts but served to accelerate the speed of the crocodile, and just as the ape-man realized that he had reached the limit of his endurance he felt his body dragged to a muddy bed and his nostrils rise above the water's surface.
When a Wieroo runs, his wings spread almost without any volition upon his part, since from time immemorial he has always used them to balance himself and accelerate his running speed so that in the open they appear to skim the surface of the ground when in the act of running.
By this time I could understand a few words of their strange language, and when the colonel asked me if I would prefer to remain at the post as his body servant, I signified my willingness as emphatically as possible, for I had seen enough of the brutality of the common soldiers toward their white slaves to have no desire to start out upon a march of unknown length, chained by the neck, and driven on by the great whips that a score of the soldiers carried to accelerate the speed of their charges.