re·​ac·​cel·​er·​ate (ˌ)rē-ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrāt How to pronounce reaccelerate (audio)
reaccelerated; reaccelerating; reaccelerates

transitive + intransitive

: to accelerate again
Sales are reaccelerating after the economic downturn.
The company has managed to reaccelerate its revenue growth.
reacceleration noun
One warning came from the president's Council of Economic Advisers in its 1987 report to the president: "The nation cannot afford to ignore the dangers of allowing a reacceleration of inflation and the inevitable economic cost of disinflation." Carolyn Lochhead

Examples of reaccelerate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some economists expect growth to reaccelerate after the third quarter. Sarah Chaney Cambon, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2021 Match said dating app Tinder’s revenue began to reaccelerate in the quarter, up 18% year-over-year compared with an average of just over 14% growth on the same basis over the previous three quarters. Laura Forman, WSJ, 5 May 2021 Earlier this month, much of Wall Street was bracing for the Fed to reaccelerate its hikes and raise by 0.50 percentage points on Wednesday after reports on the job market, retail sales and inflation came in hotter than expected. Elaine Kurtenbach, ajc, 22 Mar. 2023 That's a sharp turnaround from earlier last week, when many traders were betting on the Fed reaccelerating its hikes and increasing by 0.50 percentage points because of how stubbornly sticky high inflation has been. CBS News, 13 Mar. 2023 Markets have been twitchy recently on worries that high inflation is proving too difficult to drive down, which could force the Federal Reserve to reaccelerate its hikes to interest rates. Stan Choe, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2023 Wholesale prices in the United States reaccelerated in January, indicating that inflation pressures continue to underlie the US economy, despite longer-term signs of improvement. Paul Wiseman,, 16 Feb. 2023 Now, Federal Reserve officials have voiced unease that prices could reaccelerate because labor markets are so tight. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2023 Hotstar in the Philippines, along with the release of local originals from Netflix and others could reaccelerate demand at the premium end of the spectrum, through the second half. Patrick Frater, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reaccelerate was in 1866

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“Reaccelerate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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