Definition and Meanings for accelerates

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Part of Speech of accelerates

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of accelerates

l. acceleratus, p. p. of accelerare; ad + celerare to hasten; celer quick. see celerity

Meaning of accelerates


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
  • to quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
  • to hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.
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