What does the word accelerate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To quicken; hasten.

Usage examples for accelerate

  1. But this attempt served only to accelerate the ruin of the few English who had hitherto been able to preserve their rank or fortune during the past convulsions. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  2. He observed that if the seigniors feared such evil results, it would be better to prevent, rather than to accelerate the danger which would follow the proposed notification to the governors and municipal authorities throughout the country, on the subject of the inquisition. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. The officer stationed in the neighborhood of Cotapampa was instructed not to begin to lay the bridge, till the arrival of a sufficient force should accelerate the work, and insure its success. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling