Associations to the word «Accelerate»

Wiktionary

ACCELERATE, verb. (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
ACCELERATE, verb. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.
ACCELERATE, verb. (transitive) (physics) To cause a change of velocity.
ACCELERATE, verb. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.
ACCELERATE, verb. (transitive) (education) To enable a student to finish a course of study in less than normal time.
ACCELERATE, verb. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.
ACCELERATE, verb. (intransitive) Grow; increase.
ACCELERATE, verb. (obsolete) Alternative form of accelerated
ACCELERATE, adjective. (rare) Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.

Dictionary definition

ACCELERATE, verb. Move faster; "The car accelerated".
ACCELERATE, verb. Cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats