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Synonyms for accelerate
ækˈsɛl əˌreɪtac·cel·er·ate

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  1. accelerateverb

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

    decelerate, retard

  2. accelerateverb

    Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.

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

    decelerate, retard

  3. accelerateverb

    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. accelerateverb

    To cause a change of velocity.

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

    decelerate, retard

  5. accelerateverb

    To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.

    to accelerate our departure.

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

    retard, decelerate

  6. accelerateverb

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

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

    retard, decelerate

  7. accelerateverb

    To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

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

    decelerate, retard

  8. accelerateverb

    Grow; increase.

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

    decelerate, retard

  9. accelerateverb


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

    decelerate, retard

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. accelerate

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

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. accelerate, speed up, speed, quickenverb

    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 upverb

    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

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inflamate


    he accelrated his bike he inflamated his bike

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. accelerateverb

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

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  1. Khan Academy:

    Elon, I hope you really feel good about this, this is going to allow us to accelerate all sorts of content. Our aspirations are all subjects -- from kids to early stages of college. This will accelerate our science content, allow us to do more early learning, allow us to make the software and the practice that much more engaging.

  2. Susan Sontag:

    The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects -- making it possible to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.

  3. Yukiya Amano:

    The agency is ready to accelerate resolution of all outstanding issues.

  4. Steve Oldham:

    (...) These new investments will allow us to accelerate the deployment of our DAC and AIR TO FUELS technologies, with an increasing focus worldwide on the need for aggressive emissions reductions, CE's technology can play a major role, and energy industry leaders like Occidental and Chevron will greatly accelerate commercialization of CE's technology.

  5. J. Hart:

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

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