Accelerate Definition

ăk-sĕlə-rāt
accelerated, accelerates, accelerating
verb
accelerated, accelerates, accelerating
To increase the speed of.
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To cause a change in the velocity of (a moving body)
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To cause to develop or progress more quickly.
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To cause to happen sooner.
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To go, progress, or develop faster.
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adjective
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Origin of Accelerate

  • First attested in the 1520s. Either from Latin accelerātus, perfect passive participle of accelerō (“I accelerate, hasten”), formed from ad + celerō (“I hasten”), which is from celer (“quick”) (see celerity), or Back-formation from acceleration..

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin accelerāre accelerāt- ad- intensive pref. ad– celerāre to quicken (from celer swift)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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