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Accelerate vs. Decelerate

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Accelerateverb

(transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.

Decelerateverb

to reduce the velocity of something

Accelerateverb

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

‘to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.’;

Decelerateverb

to reduce the rate of advancement of something, such as a disease

Accelerateverb

To cause a change of velocity.

Decelerateverb

(intransitive) to go slower

Accelerateverb

(transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.

‘to accelerate our departure’;

Decelerateverb

to reduce speed; as, The car decelerated. Opposite of accelerate.

Accelerateverb

To enable a student to finish a course of study in less than normal time.

Decelerateverb

to cause to reduce speed. Opposite of accelerate.

Accelerateverb

(intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

Decelerateverb

lose velocity; move more slowly;

‘The car decelerated’;

Accelerateverb

(intransitive) Grow; increase.

Decelerateverb

reduce the speed of;

‘He slowed down the car’;

Accelerateverb

(obsolete) lang=en

Decelerateverb

reduce or cause to reduce in speed

‘the train began to decelerate’;

Accelerateadjective

(rare) Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried.

Accelerateverb

To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; - opposed to retard.

Accelerateverb

To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.

Accelerateverb

To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.

Accelerateverb

move faster;

‘The car accelerated’;

Accelerateverb

cause to move faster;

‘He accelerated the car’;

Accelerateverb

(especially of a vehicle) begin to move more quickly

‘the car accelerated towards her’;

Accelerateverb

increase in rate, amount, or extent

‘the key question is whether stress accelerates ageing’; ‘inflation started to accelerate’;

Accelerateverb

undergo a change in velocity

‘an accelerating electron radiates off some of its energy’;

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