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accelerate

[ak-sel-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), accelerated, accelerating.
1.
to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth.
2.
to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government.
3.
Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo acceleration.
4.
to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc.
verb (used without object), accelerated, accelerating.
5.
to move or go faster; increase in speed.
6.
to progress or develop faster.

Origin:
1515–25; < Latin accelerātus speeded up (past participle of accelerāre), equivalent to ac- ac- + celer swift + -ātus -ate1

accelerable, adjective
acceleratedly, adverb
overaccelerate, verb, overaccelerated, overaccelerating.
reaccelerate, verb, reaccelerated, reaccelerating.
self-accelerating, adjective
unaccelerated, adjective
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accelerate (ækˈsɛləˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to go, occur, or cause to go or occur more quickly; speed up
2.  (tr) to cause to happen sooner than expected
3.  (tr) to increase the velocity of (a body, reaction, etc); cause acceleration
 
[C16: from Latin accelerātus, from accelerāre to go faster, from ad- (intensive) + celerāre to hasten, from celer swift]
 
ac'celerable
 
adj
 
ac'celerative
 
adj
 
ac'celeratory
 
adj

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accelerate
1520s, from L. acceleratus, pp. of accelerare "to hasten, to quicken," from ad- "to" + celerare "hasten," from celer "swift" (see celerity).
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