Definition of

Accelerate

  1. (verb, change) move faster
  2. (verb, change) cause to move faster

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Synonyms of Accelerate

quicken, speed, speed up

Antonyms of Accelerate

decelerate

Alternate forms of Accelerate

Derivations: acceleration, accelerative, accelerator, acceleratory

Hyponyms: brisk, brisk up, brisken

Hypernyms: alter, change, deepen, intensify, modify

Origin of the word Accelerate

  1. 1520s, from L. acceleratus, pp. of accelerare "to hasten, to quicken," from ad- "to" + celerare "hasten," from celer "swift" (see celerity). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Accelerate

accelerated, achille ratti

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