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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 1: to increase the speed or rate of.
The driver accelerated his sports car to see just how fast it could go.
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synonyms:
speed up
antonyms:
check, slow
similar words:
race, skyrocket, spur, urge
definition 2: to increase the speed or rate of something.
She accelerated in order to pass the slower driver.
synonyms:
speed up
similar words:
race, skyrocket
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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