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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accelerate

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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 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 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 previewAn elementary dictionary, or cyclopædiæ, for the use of maltsters, brewers [&c.]. (1838)

by George Adolphus Wigney

Accelerate. ture process of germination ; while every remedial measure which is adopted, to accelerate the growth from the couch to the kiln, is, (irrespective of the resulting loss and risk) attended with more labour, care, and anxiety, than ...

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 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.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

Sometimes the atmosphere is configured in such a way that large amounts of potential energy are made available, allowing air parcels to accelerate when sent into motion; the atmosphere is then said to be unstable. Eventually the potential ...

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Usage statistics about accelerate

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Quotes about Accelerate

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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