Definition of accelerate
- The car slowly accelerated.
- The pace of change has accelerated in recent months.
- Circumstances accelerated their departure.
- accelerated his steps
- accelerate our efforts
- accelerate food production
She stepped on the gas and the car accelerated.
The plane accelerated down the runway.
She stepped on the gas and accelerated the car.
He says that cutting taxes will help to accelerate economic growth.
The rate of economic growth has continued to accelerate.
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First Known Use: circa 1522See Words from the same year
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