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Definition of the adjective accelerate

What does accelerate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [rare] Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.

Definition of the verb accelerate

What does accelerate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: accelerated | accelerating | accelerates

  1. move faster
  2. cause to move faster
    • example: He accelerated the car
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of accelerate: speed / speed up
    • antonym of accelerate: decelerate
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb accelerate


  1. [transitive] To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
  2. [transitive] To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.
  3. [transitive] To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.
  4. [intransitive] To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.
  5. [obsolete] [alternative form of, accelerated].

Specialised definition of the verb accelerate

Glossary of sports

to increase in speed (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Accelerate is a record label.


  1. "Accelerate" is the 14th studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on March 31, 2008 in Europe, and on April 1 in North America. Produced with Jacknife Lee, Accelerate was intended as a departure from the 2004 album Around the Sun. R.E.M. previewed several of the album's tracks during a five-night residency at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and recorded the album in a nine-week schedule.
    • also known as Accelerate (disc 1), Accelerate (disc 2)
    • artist: R.E.M.
    • genres: Alternative rock, Punk rock
    • released on (7 years ago)
    • award: - Echo Award for Best International Rock/Alternative Group nomination for R.E.M.
  2. "Accelerate" is the eighth album released by Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre.
  3. "Accelerate" is the fourth album by the Christian pop group Jump5. It was released on October 7, 2003. The album demonstrated the group's shift towards a pop/rock sound, and was also the first album on which a member of the group had writing credits. Half of the album was made up of covers, including "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves and "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire. The group's cover of Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" was used as the theme for the Radio Disney Family Pledge Initiative.
  4. "Accelerate" is a musical album of DJ Dan.
    • also known as Accelerate Remixes and Rarities (disc 2)
    • released on (11 years ago)
  5. "accelerate" is a musical album of Dirty Old Men.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  6. "Accelerate" is a musical single of Benin City.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  7. "Accelerate" is a musical single of Henry J. Walmsley.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Accelerate" is a single album by R.E.M.


"Accelerate" is a book by Richard Kadrey.

  • genre: Fiction
  • subject: Comics


Accelerate is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created for Eli Lilly.

  • award: - Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Employee Communications, received by Takeda Entertainment, Inc.

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Google previewIBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions (2017)

by Larry Coyne, Joe Dain, Phil Gilmer, Patrizia Guaitani, Ian Hancock, Antoine Maille, Tony Pearson, Brian Sherman, Christopher Vollmar, IBM Redbooks

com/solutions/ spectrum-accelerate.cfm IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 IBM Spectrum Accelerate is the common software defined layer inside the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3.

Google previewIBM Software-Defined Storage Guide (2017)

by Larry Coyne, Joe Dain, Phil Gilmer, Patrizia Guaitani, Ian Hancock, Antoine Maille, Tony Pearson, Brian Sherman, Christopher Vollmar, IBM Redbooks

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 IBM Spectrum Accelerate is the common software defined layer inside the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. For more information about Spectrum Accelerate, see these IBM publications: IBM Spectrum ...

Google previewPractical Aspects of Declarative Languages (2013)

16th International Symposium, PADL 2014, San Diego, CA, USA, January 19-20, 2014, Proceedings by Matthew Flatt, Hai-Feng Guo

Introduction Accelerate is an embedded language for general-purpose GPU programming.

Google previewSuper Shred: The Big Results Diet (2013)

4 Weeks, 20 Pounds, Lose It Faster! by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Accelerate is the second week, and it looks and feels different from Foundation week.This week is specifically designed to push you. Most people see a dramatic slowdown during thesecond weekof anyweightloss program. To help you avoid ...

Google previewThe 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition (2013)

by Dr. Mike Moreno

Cycle 1 is called Accelerate because its purpose is to trigger rapid weight loss in a healthy manner by mobilizing fat stores and flushing ...

Google previewTokamaks (2011)

by John Wesson, D. J. Campbell

The requirement for an electron to accelerate is that mve Ee > 2.17.1 τs where ve is the velocity of the electron and τ s is its slowing down time given by eqn 2.14.1. For ve ≫v Te ,τ s ∝ v3 e and hence the collisional drag decreases with ...

Google previewInvestigating Forces and Motion (2007)

by Jane Weir

To accelerate means to speed up. Deceleration is the opposite of acceleration. To decelerate means to slow down. Funny Face When stunt pilots like the Blue Angels fly. 8 Page 8 - Speed, Velocity ...

Google previewTechnology Trendlines (1995)

Technology Success Stories from Today's Visionaries by Jessica Keyes

Object Standards Accelerate is the headline in the September 5th issue of ComputerWorld. This sounds upbeat, but realistically it will probably be a decade or more before the end-user will reap the direct benefits of this new technology.

Google previewA Gateway to MDS- Encyclopedia of MCQs in Dental Sciences ...

Alginic acid Best method to accelerate setting time of zinc-oxide-eugenol paste: A. Add a drop of water to the mix B. Add a drop of oleic acid to mix C. Chill the mixing slab and ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

award—degree Academic discipline—science Academic periods—terms Academic robe/wear—gown Academic—scholastic Academic work—studies, study Academy—school Academy award—Oscar Accede—acquiesce Accelerate —step ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2016)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

So, organizations must make choices about whom to accelerate by identifying individuals with leadership potential. The process of identifying potential typically occurs as part of an organization's talent review—the periodic forum in which ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

accelerate; advance; bestir; bustle; hasten; hurry; precipitate; quicken; rush; speed up. 2. advance; awaken; better; expand; flourish; gain; gain strength; grow; heal; improve; increase; pick up; progress; prosper; rally; recover; recuperate; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed.) (2016)

by Steven B. Mertens, Micki M. Caskey, Nancy Flowers

Deborah Kasak National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform (the Forum) was established in 1997 to advance a common goal: accelerating the academic performance and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2005)

by Steven B. Mertens, Vincent A. Anfara, Gayle Andrews

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform (the Forum) was established in 1997 amid a flurry of descending test scores, increasing reports of school violence, and heated debates about the nature and purpose of middle- grades ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

accelerate v. sipitimenu, see: sipiti. accelerate s.t. ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

In the mean ti:ne, the flood tide □be mouth passes by, and an ebb succeeds, is must accelerate even the ordinary course of n»er. It will more remarkably accelerate river now railed abovs its ordinary level, be- fc the declivity at the mouth will ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

To accelerate the rental for the unexpired term of the lease.

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The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8msecsec. (Marcus Dolengo)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1L1E1R1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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