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ACCELERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accelerate mean? 

ACCELERATE (verb)
  The verb ACCELERATE has 2 senses:

1. move faster
2. cause to move faster

  Familiarity information: ACCELERATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCELERATE (verb)


Sense 1accelerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move faster

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

accelerate; quicken; speed up; speed

Context example:

The car accelerated

Hypernyms (to "accelerate" is one way to...):

deepen; intensify (become more intense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "accelerate"):

brisk; brisk up; brisken (become brisk)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

These cars won't accelerate

Antonym:

decelerate (lose velocity; move more slowly)


Sense 2accelerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to move faster

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

accelerate; speed up; speed

Context example:

He accelerated the car

Hypernyms (to "accelerate" is one way to...):

modify; qualify (add a modifier to a constituent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Antonym:

decelerate (reduce the speed of)


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