An example of accelerate would be to push harder on the gas pedal to make the car’s speed increase.
An example of accelerate would be to allow less time for a student to finish course work.
A substance used to accelerate a fire.
Accelerated his retirement by a year.
To accelerate our departure.
Origin of accelerate
- Latin accelerāre accelerāt- ad- intensive pref. ad– celerāre to quicken (from celer swift)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition