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Verb: accelerate  ak'se-lu,reyt
  1. Move faster
    "The car accelerated";
    - speed up, speed, quicken
     
  2. Cause to move faster
    "He accelerated the car";
    - speed, speed up
     
  3. Cause to occur rapidly
    - induce, stimulate, rush, hasten, speed up

Derived forms: accelerated, accelerates, accelerating

Type of: alter, change, deepen, effect, effectuate, intensify, modify, set up

Antonym: decelerate

Encyclopedia: Accelerate