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Synonyms for accelerate
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken(verb)

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

    recreate, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, quicken, cannonball along, vivify, whet, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, renovate, revivify, reanimate, pelt along, animate, repair, revive, invigorate, speed up, step on it, rush

    slow up, retard, slow, slow down, decelerate

  2. accelerate, speed, speed up(verb)

    cause to move faster

    "He accelerated the car"

    hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, quicken, cannonball along, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, hasten, belt along, speed, pelt along, speed up, step on it, rush

    decelerate, slow up, retard, slow, slow down


  1. accelerate(verb)

    further, quicken, forward, dispatch, speed up, expedite, advance, hasten

    decelerate, retard

  2. accelerate(verb)

    To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.

    advance, speed up, dispatch, hasten, quicken, expedite, further, forward

    decelerate, retard

  3. accelerate(verb)

    To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.

    to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.

    hasten, advance, dispatch, further, quicken, speed up, forward, expedite

    decelerate, retard

  4. accelerate(verb)

    To cause a change of velocity.

    expedite, advance, forward, further, hasten, dispatch, speed up, quicken

    decelerate, retard

  5. accelerate(verb)

    To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.

    to accelerate our departure.

    further, forward, dispatch, expedite, quicken, hasten, speed up, advance

    retard, decelerate

  6. accelerate(verb)

    To enable a student to finish a course of study in less than normal time.

    speed up, hasten, dispatch, advance, expedite, quicken, further, forward

    retard, decelerate

  7. accelerate(verb)

    To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

    expedite, forward, quicken, further, hasten, advance, dispatch, speed up

    decelerate, retard

  8. accelerate(verb)

    Grow; increase.

    quicken, dispatch, advance, expedite, further, forward, hasten, speed up

    decelerate, retard

  9. accelerate(verb)


    advance, quicken, speed up, hasten, further, forward, dispatch, expedite

    decelerate, retard

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accelerate

    To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.

    advance, despatch, drive, drive on, expedite, facilitate, further, hasten, hurry, make haste, press forward, promote, quicken, speed, urge, urge on

    check, clog, delay, drag, hinder, impede, obstruct, retard

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accelerate

    hasten, urge, expedite, quicken, speed, urge on, press forward, hurry, promote, dispatch, facilitate

    delay, obstruct, impede, clog, retard, hinder, shackle, drag

Editors Contribution

  1. inflamate


    he accelrated his bike he inflamated his bike

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accelerate(v. a.)

    hasten, expedite, hurry, quicken, speed, precipitate, despatch, urge forward, push forward, push on, press on, urge on

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  1. The Saudi source:

    Saudi Arabia is keen to see an improvement in the oil market and accelerate the balancing process, and expects other producers to do the same, while supply is not increasing except from exempt countries such as Libya and Nigeria, demand is picking up and we are starting to see inventory draws in total petroleum stocks in recent weeks.

  2. Fran Phillips:

    Covid is so infectious that we've seen that outbreaks in this population of older people can really accelerate incredibly fast, it is the vulnerability of older people to fight off the virus.

  3. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    We have made great progress towards making our posts safer since 2012, … Our implementation efforts include work to expand the corps of Diplomatic Security personnel, enhance interagency coordination to address threat information, expand the Marine Security Guard program, and accelerate projects to build and upgrade secure facilities.

  4. J. Hart:

    Fig Newton: The force required to accelerate a fig 39.37 inches per sec.

  5. The Silicon Valley companies:

    Through close cooperation and collaboration with developers, governments and public health providers, we hope to harness the power of technology to help countries around the world slow the spread of COVID-19 and accelerate the return of everyday life.

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