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Synonyms of the verb accelerate

Equivalent words for the verb accelerate:

  1. quicken (7 letter word for accelerate)
    • inflections: quickened, quickening, quickens
    • related terms: coquicken, requicken, quickenance, quickener
  2. speed (5 letter word, the shortest synonym for accelerate)
    • inflections: sped, speeding, speeds, speeded
    • related terms: despeed, unspeed, forespeed, misspeed, outspeed, overspeed, upspeed, speedful, speedless, speedy, speeder, speedly

Equivalent phrase for the verb accelerate:

  1. speed up (8 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal synonym for accelerate)

Hypernyms of the verb accelerate

More generic words for the verb accelerate, that have fewer characters:

  1. add (3 letter word)
    • inflections: added, adding, adds
    • related terms: unadd, unaddable, unaddible, misadd, outadd, readd, readdition, addling, Addy, addable, addible, adder, addition, additive
  2. alter (5 letter word)
    • inflections: altered, altering, alters
    • related terms: Unalter, exalter, exaltee, exaltment, exaltate, exaltation, exaltative, misalter, prealter, prealteration, realter, realterable, realteration, alterable, alterate, alterer, alterant, alteration, alterity, alterman, alterative
  3. change (6 letter word)
    • inflections: changed, changing, changes
    • related terms: unchange, exchange, exchangee, exchanger, transchange, transchanger, counterchange, interchange, interchanger, rechange, changable, changer
  4. deepen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: deepened, deepening, deepens
    • related terms: overdeepen, deepener
  5. desex (5 letter word)
    • inflections: desexed, desexing, desexes
  6. dress (5 letter word)
    • inflections: dressed, dressing, dresses
    • related terms: undress, Undressable, E-Dress, outdress, overdress, redress, redressal, redressless, redressment, redressable, redressible, redresser, redressor, redressive, re-dress, underdress, updress, dressage, Dressless, dressy, Dressable, dresser
  7. edit (4 letter word)
    • inflections: edited, editing, edits
    • related terms: coedit, coeditor, misedit, overedit, preedit, preeditor, preedition, pre-edit, pre-editor, pre-edition, reedit, reedition, re-edit, subedit, subeditor, edital, editable, editor, edition
  8. enlarge (7 letter word)
    • inflections: enlarged, enlarging, enlarges
    • related terms: preenlarge, pre-enlarge, reenlarge, re-enlarge, Enlargen, enlarger
  9. fix (3 letter word)
    • inflections: fixed, fixing, fixes
    • related terms: Circumfix, defix, unfix, unfixable, unfixity, unfixative, confix, Confixative, infix, infixal, infixion, infixation, transfix, transfixion, transfixation, antefix, antefixal, counterfix, Disfix, Interfix, overfix, perfix, postfix, postfixal, postfixial, postfixation, prefix, prefixal, Prefixhood, Prefixless, Prefixlike, prefixable, prefixion, prefixation, refix, refixation, subfix, fixage, Fixism, fixure, fixable, fixate, fixer, fixion, fixation, fixity, fixive, fixative
  10. go (2 letter word, the shortest hypernym for accelerate)
    • inflections: went, gone, going, goes
  11. increase (8 letter word)
    • inflections: increased, increasing, increases
    • related terms: disincrease, preincrease, reincrease, increasable, increaser
  12. intensify (9 letter word)
    • inflections: intensified, intensifying, intensifies
    • related terms: disintensify, overintensify, Reintensify, intensifier
  13. locomote (8 letter word)
    • inflections: locomoted, locomoting, locomotes
    • related terms: locomotor, locomotion, locomotive
  14. modify (6 letter word)
  15. move (4 letter word)
    • inflections: moved, moving, moves
    • related terms: amove, amovable, demove, commove, Comove, countermove, counter-move, emove, mismove, outmove, Postmove, premove, premover, remove, removal, removable, remover, upmove, Moval, moveless, movement, moveable, mover
  16. redact (6 letter word)
    • inflections: redacted, redacting, redacts
    • related terms: Redactable, redactor, redaction
  17. replace (7 letter word)
    • inflections: replaced, replacing, replaces
    • related terms: Replacee, replacer
  18. sterilise (9 letter word)
    • inflections: sterilised, sterilising, sterilises
    • related terms: sterilize, sterilisation, sterilization, sterilant, sterility
  19. sterilize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: sterilized, sterilizing, sterilizes
    • related terms: desterilize, desterilization, resterilize, resterilization, sterilise, sterilisation, sterilization, sterilant, sterility
  20. transfer (8 letter word)
    • inflections: transferred, transferring, transfers
    • related terms: Cotransfer, Posttransfer, retransfer, retrotransfer, transferal, transferee, transferable, transference, transferer, transferor, transferent
  21. travel (6 letter word)
    • inflections: travelled, travelling, traveled, traveling, travels
    • related terms: Cybertravel, outtravel, overtravel, pretravel, retravel, traveldom, travelling, travelable, traveler
  22. unsex (5 letter word)
    • inflections: unsexed, unsexing, unsexes
    • related terms: unsexlike, unsexy

More generic word for the verb accelerate, that has more characters:

  1. desexualise (11 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for accelerate)
    • inflections: desexualised, desexualising, desexualises
  2. desexualize (11 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for accelerate)
    • inflections: desexualized, desexualizing, desexualizes

More generic phrase for the verb accelerate:

  1. get dressed (11 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for accelerate)

Hyponyms of the verb accelerate

More specific words for the verb accelerate:

  1. brisk (5 letter word, the shortest hyponym for accelerate)
    • inflections: brisked, brisking, brisks
    • related terms: brisken, briskish, briskness, brisky, brisker, briskly
  2. brisken (7 letter word)
    • inflections: briskened, briskening, briskens

More specific phrase for the verb accelerate:

  1. brisk up (8 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hyponym for accelerate)

Antonyms of the verb accelerate

Opposite words for the verb accelerate:

  1. decelerate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: decelerated, decelerating, decelerates
    • related term: deceleration

Related words for the term accelerate, that have fewer characters:

  1. activate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: activated, activating, activates
    • related terms: deactivate, deactivation, inactivate, inactivation, inactivity, Transactivate, Autoactivate, overactivate, Overactivation, overactivity, photoactivate, photoactivation, photoactivity, reactivate, Reactivable, reactivation, reactivity, activism, activist, activable, activize, activation, activity
  2. aggravate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: aggravated, aggravating, aggravates
    • related terms: overaggravate, overaggravation, preaggravate, preaggravation, reaggravate, reaggravation, aggravable, aggravation, aggravative
  3. atomize (7 letter word)
    • inflections: atomized, atomizing, atomizes
    • related terms: anatomize, anatomic, anatomism, anatomist, anatomy, anatomise, anatomisation, anatomization, atomic, atomics, atomism, atomist, Atomlike, atomy, Atomate, atomise, atomisation, atomization, atomity
  4. bombard (7 letter word)
    • inflections: bombarded, bombarding, bombards
    • related terms: bombardment, bombarder, bombardman
  5. bundle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bundled, bundling, bundles
    • related terms: unbundle, rebundle, Subbundle, bundler
  6. bustle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bustled, bustling, bustles
    • related terms: Abustle, outbustle, Bustline, bustler
  7. cleave (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cleft, clove, cloven, cleaved, cleaving, cleaves
    • related terms: uncleave, uncleavable, overcleave, Photocleave, cleavage, cleavable, cleaver
  8. condense (8 letter word)
    • inflections: condensed, condensing, condenses
    • related terms: overcondense, overcondensation, precondense, precondensation, recondense, recondensation, condensery, condensable, condensible, condensate, condensance, condenser, condensation, condensity, condensative
  9. crowd (5 letter word)
    • inflections: crowded, crowding, crowds
    • related terms: outcrowd, overcrowd, recrowd, upcrowd, Crowdlike, crowdy, crowder
  10. dispatch (8 letter word)
    • inflections: dispatched, dispatching, dispatches
    • related terms: outdispatch, predispatch, predispatcher, redispatch, dispatchful, dispatcher
  11. double (6 letter word)
    • inflections: doubled, doubling, doubles
    • related terms: undouble, redouble, redoubler, subdouble, doublette, doublure, doubly, Doublable, doubler
  12. drive (5 letter word)
    • inflections: drove, driven, driving, drives
    • related terms: counterdrive, microdrive, misdrive, misdriven, outdrive, outdriven, overdrive, predrive, predriven, predriver, redrive, redriven, underdrive, driven, Driveless, Drivelike, driveling, driveable, driver
  13. enhance (7 letter word)
    • inflections: enhanced, enhancing, enhances
    • related terms: enhancer, enhancive
  14. expedite (8 letter word)
    • inflections: expedited, expediting, expedites
    • related terms: re-expedite, re-expedition, expeditate, expediter, expeditor, expeditious, expedition, expeditation, expeditive
  15. fission (7 letter word)
    • inflections: fissioned, fissioning, fissions
    • related terms: transfission, photofission, fissional, Fissionlike, fissionable
  16. forward (7 letter word)
    • inflections: forwarded, forwarding, forwards
    • related terms: unforward, unforwardly, overforward, overforwardness, overforwardly, reforward, forwardal, forwardness, Forwardable, forwarder, forwardation, forwardly
  17. haste (5 letter word)
    • inflections: hasted, hasting, hastes
    • related terms: unhaste, unhasty, overhaste, overhasten, overhasty, posthaste, post-haste, hasten, hastish, Hastite, hasty, hastate, haster, hastive
  18. hasten (6 letter word)
    • inflections: hastened, hastening, hastens
    • related terms: outhasten, overhasten, hastener
  19. heighten (8 letter word)
    • inflections: heightened, heightening, heightens
    • related terms: overheighten, reheighten, heightener
  20. hurry (5 letter word)
    • inflections: hurried, hurrying, hurries
    • related terms: overhurry, hurrisome, hurrier
  21. hustle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: hustled, hustling, hustles
    • related terms: Outhustle, hustler
  22. impel (5 letter word)
    • inflections: impelled, impelling, impels
    • related terms: reimpel, impelling
  23. magnify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: magnified, magnifying, magnifies
    • related terms: demagnify, unmagnify, overmagnify, remagnify, magnifiable, magnifier
  24. nucleize (8 letter word)
    • related term: nucleization
  25. press (5 letter word)
    • inflections: pressed, pressing, presses
    • related terms: depress, depressure, depressible, depressor, depressant, depressive, compress, compressure, compressible, compressor, compressive, impress, impressment, impressure, impressable, impressible, impresser, impressor, impressive, express, expressage, expressless, expressness, expressure, expressable, expressible, expresser, expressor, expressman, expressive, expressly, dispress, outpress, overpress, overpressure, Prepress, repress, repressment, repressure, repressible, represser, repressor, repressive, re-press, subpress, pressage, pressdom, pressful, pressure, pressable, pressible, presser, pressor, pressman, pressmanship, presswoman, pressive, pressly
  26. push (4 letter word)
    • inflections: pushed, pushing, pushes
    • related terms: inpush, counterpush, outpush, uppush, pushful, Pushlet, pushy, pusher
  27. race (4 letter word)
    • inflections: raced, racing, races
    • related terms: arace, araceous, interrace, interracial, outrace, overrace, Postrace, Prerace, subrace, racette, racial, racelike, racer
  28. ramify (6 letter word)
    • inflections: ramified, ramifying, ramifies
  29. redouble (8 letter word)
    • inflections: redoubled, redoubling, redoubles
    • related term: redoubler
  30. reinforce (9 letter word)
    • inflections: reinforced, reinforcing, reinforces
    • related term: reinforcer
  31. rev (3 letter word)
    • inflections: revved, revving, revs
    • related terms: revery, rever, revise, revent, revive
  32. rush (4 letter word)
    • inflections: rushed, rushing, rushes
    • related terms: inrush, outrush, overrush, uprush, rushee, rushen, rushlike, rush-like, rushy, rusher
  33. sharpen (7 letter word)
    • inflections: sharpened, sharpening, sharpens
    • related terms: unsharpen, outsharpen, presharpen, resharpen, sharpener
  34. spur (4 letter word)
    • inflections: spurred, spurring, spurs
    • related terms: prespur, spurless, spurlet, spurlike, spurling, spurious, spurtive
  35. stampede (8 letter word)
    • inflections: stampeded, stampeding, stampedes
    • related terms: estampede, stampedable, stampeder
  36. triple (6 letter word)
    • inflections: tripled, tripling, triples
    • related terms: Tripline, triplite, triploid, triply, tripler
  37. urge (4 letter word)
    • inflections: urged, urging, urges
    • related terms: exurge, courge, courgette, overurge, reurge, urgence, urger, urgent
  38. whet (4 letter word)
    • inflections: whetted, whetting, whets
    • related terms: awhet, a-whet
  39. whip (4 letter word)
    • inflections: whipped, whipping, whips
    • related terms: unwhip, overwhip, prewhip, Whipless, whiplike, whipship, whipman, whipmanship, whipwise
  40. Sluther (7 letter word)
  41. Sluthered (9 letter word)
  42. Sluthers (8 letter word)

Related words for the term accelerate, that have the same number of characters:

  1. complicate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: complicated, complicating, complicates
    • related terms: Uncomplicate, incomplicate, overcomplicate, precomplicate, recomplicate, recomply, complicant, complication, complicity, complicative
  2. exacerbate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: exacerbated, exacerbating, exacerbates
    • related term: exacerbation
  3. exaggerate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: exaggerated, exaggerating, exaggerates
    • related terms: overexaggerate, Underexaggerate, exaggeration, exaggerative
  4. strengthen (10 letter word)
    • inflections: strengthened, strengthening, strengthens
    • related terms: unstrengthen, instrengthen, overstrengthen, prestrengthen, restrengthen, Strengthenable, strengthener
  5. Sluthering (10 letter word)

Related words for the term accelerate, that have more characters:

  1. concentrate (11 letter word)
    • inflections: concentrated, concentrating, concentrates
    • related terms: deconcentrate, deconcentration, overconcentrate, overconcentration, preconcentrate, preconcentration, reconcentrate, reconcentration, concentric, Concentrism, concentration, concentrative
  2. consolidate (11 letter word)
    • inflections: consolidated, consolidating, consolidates
    • related terms: preconsolidate, preconsolidation, reconsolidate, reconsolidation, consolidant, consolidation, consolidative
  3. precipitate (11 letter word)
    • inflections: precipitated, precipitating, precipitates
    • related terms: unprecipitate, unprecipitous, unprecipitant, unprecipitative, coprecipitate, coprecipitation, reprecipitate, reprecipitation, precipitable, precipitance, precipitous, precipitant, precipitation, precipitative
  4. Accelerated (11 letter word)
    • related terms: unaccelerated, unaccelerative, overaccelerated, overaccelerate, overacceleration, reaccelerated, reaccelerate, Reacceleration, accelerable, accelerate, accelerant, acceleration, accelerative
  5. Accelerating (12 letter word)
    • related terms: overaccelerating, overaccelerate, overacceleration, reaccelerating, reaccelerate, Reacceleration, accelerable, accelerate, accelerant, acceleration, accelerative
  6. Acceleration (12 letter word)
  7. Accelerations (13 letter word)
    • related terms: accelerable, accelerate, accelerant, acceleration, accelerative
  8. Accelerative (12 letter word)
    • related term: unaccelerative
  9. Accelleration (13 letter word)
  10. Aceleration (11 letter word)
  11. Decelerating (12 letter word)
    • related terms: decelerate, deceleration
  12. Deceleration (12 letter word)
    • related term: decelerate
  13. Exceleration (12 letter word)
  14. overaccelerate (14 letter word)
    • related term: overacceleration
  15. reaccelerate (12 letter word)
  16. accelerable (11 letter word)
    • related terms: accelerate, accelerant, acceleration, accelerative
  17. accelerant (10 letter word)
    • related terms: accelerable, accelerate, acceleration, accelerative

Related phrases for the term accelerate, that have fewer characters:

  1. beef up (7 character phrase)
  2. blow up (7 character phrase)
  3. crack on (8 character phrase)
  4. drive on (8 character phrase)
  5. get going (9 character phrase)
  6. hasten on (9 character phrase)
  7. heat up (7 character phrase)
  8. hie on (6 character phrase)
  9. hop up (6 character phrase)
  10. hot up (6 character phrase)
  11. hurry on (8 character phrase)
  12. hurry up (8 character phrase)
  13. hustle up (9 character phrase)
  14. jazz up (7 character phrase)
  15. key up (6 character phrase)
  16. push on (7 character phrase)
    • related term: push onward
  17. put on (6 character phrase)
  18. shake up (8 character phrase)
  19. soup up (7 character phrase)
  20. step up (7 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term accelerate, that have the same number of characters:

  1. rush along (10 character phrase)
  2. step on it (10 character phrase)
  3. whip along (10 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term accelerate, that have more characters:

  1. gain ground (11 character phrase)
  2. hurry along (11 character phrase)
  3. make complex (12 character phrase)
  4. open the throttle (17 character phrase)
  5. pick up speed (13 character phrase)
  6. push through (12 character phrase)
  7. put on steam (12 character phrase)
  8. railroad through (16 character phrase)
  9. smash the atom (14 character phrase)
  10. speed along (11 character phrase)
  11. Accelerated motion (18 character phrase)
  12. Centripetal Acceleration (24 character phrase)
  13. Instantaneous acceleration (26 character phrase)
  14. Radial acceleration (19 character phrase)
  15. Second temporal derivative of displacement (42 character phrase)
  16. Tangental acceleration (22 character phrase)
  17. Uniform Acceleration (20 character phrase)

Other related term for the term accelerate:

  1. cross-bombard (13 character term)

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