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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 ?
Each house is, as it necessarily must be, the judge of the elections, qualifications, and returns of its members; and whatever improvements may be suggested by experience, for simplifying and accelerating the process in disputed cases, so great a portion of a year would unavoidably elapse, before an illegitimate member could be dispossessed of his seat, that the prospect of such an event would be little check to unfair and illicit means of obtaining a seat.
But the Nautilus, accelerating her speed, easily left the most rapid of them behind.
de Boville, "but not for the survivor; on the contrary, this Dantes saw a means of accelerating his escape.
Instead of qualifying nouns or verbs by the use of adjectives and adverbs, we qualified sounds by intonation, by changes in quantity and pitch, by retarding and by accelerating.

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