The definition of accelerate is to move faster or cause something to move faster.(verb)
An example of accelerate would be to push harder on the gas pedal to make the car’s speed increase.
Accelerate is defined as to shorten the amount of time that is usually needed.(verb)
An example of accelerate would be to allow less time for a student to finish course work.
See accelerate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L acceleratus, pp. of accelerare < ad-, to + celerare, to hasten < celer, swift < IE base *kel-, to drive > OE haldan, hold
See accelerate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb ac·cel·er·at·ed, ac·cel·er·at·ing, ac·cel·er·ates verb, transitive
Origin: Latin accelerāre, accelerāt-
Origin: : ad-, intensive pref.; see ad-
Origin: + celerāre, to quicken (from celer, swift).
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