• (rare) Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.


  • (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.

    "to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc."

  • (transitive, education) To enable a student to finish a course of study in less than normal time.
  • (obsolete) Alternative form of accelerated
  • (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
  • (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.

    "to accelerate our departure"

  • (intransitive) Grow; increase.
  • (transitive, physics) To cause a change of velocity.
  • (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

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