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verb (accelerat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
  2. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.
to the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
  1. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.
to our departure.
  1. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: versnellen, sneller gaan
  • French: accélérer
  • German: beschleunigen
  • Italian: accelerare
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: acelerarse
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: acceleratus, past participle of accelerare, formed from ad- + celerare "to hasten", which from celer "quick". See celerity.


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