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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accelerate  \Ac*cel"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Accelerated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Accelerating}.]  [L.  acceleratus  p.  p.  of 
  accelerare  ad  +  celerare  to  hasten;  celer  quick.  See 
  {Celerity}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  move  faster;  to  quicken  the  motion  of  to  add 
  to  the  speed  of  --  opposed  to  {retard}. 
 
  2.  To  quicken  the  natural  or  ordinary  progression  or  process 
  of  as  to  accelerate  the  growth  of  a  plant,  the  increase 
  of  wealth,  etc 
 
  3.  To  hasten,  as  the  occurence  of  an  event;  as  to  accelerate 
  our  departure. 
 
  {Accelerated  motion}  (Mech.),  motion  with  a  continually 
  increasing  velocity. 
 
  {Accelerating  force},  the  force  which  causes  accelerated 
  motion.  --Nichol. 
 
  Syn:  To  hasten;  expedite;  quicken;  dispatch;  forward; 
  advance;  further. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accelerate 
  v  1:  move  faster;  "The  car  accelerated"  [syn:  {speed  up},  {speed}, 
  {quicken}]  [ant:  {decelerate}] 
  2:  cause  to  move  faster;  "He  accelerated  the  car"  [syn:  {speed}, 
  {speed  up}]  [ant:  {decelerate}] 




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