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accelerate

ac·cel·er·ate

accelerate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk se lr eIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: accelerated, accelerates, accelerating
definition: to make something go faster.
The driver accelerated the car.
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antonyms:
slow
similar words:
race, urge
derivation: accelerative (adj.)
Word Builder: accelerate +
  • accelerator:
    a device that increases the speed of something, such as the gas pedal in a car.
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