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Definition of "accelerate" []

  • To increase the speed of. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to occur sooner than expected. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to develop or progress more quickly: a substance used to accelerate a fire. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce the time required for (an academic course, for example); compress into a shorter period. (verb-transitive)
  • To make it possible for (a student) to finish an academic course faster than usual. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accelerate" in a sentence
  • "And all of that combined, I think helps us to, what I call accelerate the problem to that solution."
  • "If there was an ‘ongoing investigation’ of ‘national security’ issues guarded by ‘executive priveledge’ would the McSpin accelerate fast enough to tear a hole in the space-time continuum?"
  • "- A new framework called accelerate for hardware accelerated math functions. - 100 new user features."