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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accelerate \Ac*cel"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accelerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Accelerating.] [L. acceleratus, p. p. of accelerare; ad + celerare to hasten; celer quick. See Celerity.] 1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard. [1913 Webster] 2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure. [1913 Webster] Accelerated motion (Mech.), motion with a continually increasing velocity. Accelerating force, the force which causes accelerated motion. --Nichol. [1913 Webster] Syn: To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward; advance; further. [1913 Webster]