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accelerate

[ ak-sel-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF accelerate

Synonyms for accelerate

  • advance
  • expedite
  • further
  • hasten
  • open up
  • quicken
  • spur
  • step up
  • stimulate
  • drive
  • dust
  • forward
  • gun
  • hurry
  • impel
  • precipitate
  • railroad
  • rev
  • roll
  • tool
  • fire up
  • hammer on
  • lay a patch
  • lay rubber
  • make tracks
  • nail it
  • peel rubber
  • put on afterburners
  • put pedal to metal
  • rev up
  • speed up
  • step on gas
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Antonyms for accelerate

  • block
  • cease
  • check
  • delay
  • discourage
  • halt
  • hinder
  • slow
  • stop
  • dissuade
  • repress
  • wait
  • decelerate
  • defer
  • impede
  • postpone
  • retard
  • slow down
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCELERATE

The narrowness serves to concentrate the strength and accelerate the work.

And he was stamping off to accelerate these preparations for departure, when her voice arrested him.

To accelerate the introduction of the cargo, a grain-elevator was employed.

As soon as the copter grounded, he could accelerate and escape.

The small ships were not able to accelerate to the terrific speed needed.

Then and only then did he accelerate to full cruising speed.

The tendency is to accelerate unduly the speed of the machine.

In vain she tried to check, or at all events to accelerate, the tale.

Didn't you see him accelerate to an impossible speed in an impossible time?

A man named Hirsch is hired by the Krupp firm to "accelerate" this work.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin acceleratus, past participle of accelerare "to hasten, to quicken," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + celerare "hasten," from celer "swift" (see celerity). Related: Accelerated; accelerating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACCELERATE

advance

verbmove something forward, often quickly

antedate

verboccur or cause to occur earlier
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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