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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·cel·er·ate /-ləˌret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ac·cel·er·ate /ɪkˈsɛləˌret, æk-/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·cel·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accelerated p. pr. & vb. n. Accelerating.]
 1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
 2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
 3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.
 Accelerated motion Mech., motion with a continually increasing velocity.
 Accelerating force, the force which causes accelerated motion.
 Syn: -- To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward; advance; further.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: move faster; "The car accelerated" [syn: speed up, speed,
            quicken] [ant: decelerate]
      2: cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car" [syn: speed,
          speed up] [ant: decelerate]