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accelerate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'accelerate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Accelerate [ v. t.]
- To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
- To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
- To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.

Meaning of 'accelerate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . accelerate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cause to move faster
Example in sentence:
  • He accelerated the car
Meaning (2):
- move faster
Example in sentence:
  • The car accelerated