Adjective "accelerate" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(especially of a vehicle) begin to move more quickly.
  1. 'Amazingly both cars are as fast as each other, with the diesel car accelerating just a bit quicker than the petrol.'
  2. 'The Escort accelerated towards Glasgow, and as the midnight traffic dwindled, the hitcher knew the game was up.'
  3. 'She gazed back towards the bus stop as the East route vehicle accelerated away.'
  4. 'The test commenced with the vehicle accelerating under normal conditions from a standing position to the testing speed.'
  5. 'I can't believe how fast these cars accelerate out of the corner.'
  6. 'The airplane accelerates very quickly in the dive and when seen from the ground appears extremely fast.'
  7. 'The average F1 car can accelerate faster than most other race cars, aside from drag racing and rally cars that is.'
  8. 'In Europe we talk about style and how fast a car accelerates.'
  9. 'They watched as the silvery vehicle accelerated into the fast lane and then disappeared in a bright flash.'
  10. 'The vehicle accelerated in a sudden thrust, swerving about out of control.'
  11. 'inflation started to accelerate'
  12. 'As you can see, not only is the total increasing, the rate of that increase also has been accelerating steadily for the past three years.'
  13. 'It's more of the same only faster and faster because the future's now coming at the speed of light and change is accelerating at an exponential rate.'
  14. 'This contribution is expected to increase as melting rates accelerate, though ultimately the added runoff is predicted to disappear as glaciers decline many decades from now.'
  15. 'Observations of change over the past century indicate that technology is evolving exponentially, which means change is accelerating or the rate of change is increasing.'
  16. 'Biotechnology will continue to advance and its rate of advance will accelerate.'
  17. 'The need for water investment keeps inexorably increasing and tends to accelerate as the deterioration of these systems advance.'
  18. 'If the economy improves, inflation accelerates and interest rates rise, your Savings Bond rates will go up, too.'
  19. 'These adverse inflationary monetary events are accelerating and can only increase the weight bearing down on the MCDI.'
  20. 'Throughout 2003 the monthly increases in the unemployment rate accelerated and the average number of hours worked declined.'
  21. 'Within the core CPI, shelter costs are accelerating at an alarming rate, rising 0.5 percent in May and June.'
  22. 'an accelerating electron radiates off some of its energy'
  23. 'Why is it easier to accelerate an electron to a speed that is close to the speed of light, compared to accelerating a proton to the same speed?'
  24. 'Why is that electrons radiate electromagnetic energy when they are accelerated?'
  25. 'The synchrotron can accelerate electrons from a mere walking pace up to almost the speed of light.'
  26. 'Imaging systems for EPL incorporate accelerated electron beams and require high-sensitivity resists.'
  27. 'X rays emerge when the electrons, accelerated by a strong electric field, slam into a tungsten target.'
  28. 'These electrons are then accelerated by a static electric field towards a fluorescent screen.'
  29. 'The principle of the cyclotron fails as particles accelerate close to the speed of light.'
  30. 'Most of the energy invested in accelerating the electrons is recouped in the cavities as the returning beam decelerates.'
  31. 'This action causes the solar atmosphere to sizzle with high-energy X-rays and gamma rays and accelerate proton and electron particles into the solar system.'
  32. 'These forces of attraction and repulsion provide a kind of ‘kick’ that accelerates the electron in a forward direction.'

More definitions

1. to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth.

2. to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government.

3. Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo acceleration.

4. to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc. verb (used without object), accel

More examples(as adjective)

"growths can be accelerate."

"reforms can be accelerate."

"gains can be accelerate."

"selloffses can be accelerate."

"projects can be accelerate."

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Early 16th century (in the sense ‘hasten the occurrence of’): from Latin accelerat- ‘hastened’, from the verb accelerare, from ad- ‘towards’ + celer ‘swift’.