accelerate has definitions from the field of grammar
[ verb ] move faster


"The car accelerated"

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Virtually everyone agrees , however , that the trend toward female sexual aggressiveness was tremendously accelerated with the postwar rush to the suburbs .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

National identification was not new , but it was accelerating in intensity and scope throughout Europe as new unifications occurred .

[ verb ] (grammar) cause to move faster


speed speed_up


"He accelerated the car"

Used in print

(Rhode Island Development Council. Annual Report 1960....)

Recent events - particularly the necessity of providing planning information for the statewide origin / destination study of the Department of Public_Works - indicate that this schedule will have to be accelerated .