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To speed up, to hasten, or to cause something to happen sooner. (2)
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accelerate (ak SEL uh rayt") (verb), accelerates; accelerated; accelerating
1. To cause anything in motion or process to speed up or to move faster: To avoid being hit by the truck from behind, Mark had to accelerate his car.

Lamont is sure that cutting taxes will help to accelerate economic growth in the country.

2. To make the accomplishment of something take place sooner: Martin had to accelerate his university studies in order to be ready for his final exams.
3. To cause to happen sooner; hasten: Resting often accelerates a person's recovery from an illness.
4. Etymology: from Latin ad-, "to" + celerare, "to hasten, to make happen faster"; which came from celer, "quick".
To make something move faster.
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To make something move faster.
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accelerate, exhilarate
accelerate, verb (AK SEL uh rayt") (verb)
1. To cause anything in motion or process to go or move faster; to speed up: To avoid being hit by the truck, Harvey had to accelerate his car.
2. To cause to happen sooner; to hasten: Resting will often accelerate a person’s recovery from an illness.
exhilarate, verb (ig ZIL uh rayt") (verb)
To cause someone to feel very happy and excited: Knowing that their daughter, Bernice, has passed her exam will certainly exhilarate the parents.

When Darren will accelerate his car on the highway, the rush of air through the window will serve to exhilarate him; however, he needs to remember that excessive speed can also accelerate the process of getting a speeding ticket.