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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] acceleratus, past participle of accelerare, formed from ad- + celerare "to hasten", which from celer "quick". See celerity.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to accelerate

Third person singular
accelerat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to accelerate (third-person singular simple present accelerat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
  2. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.
    to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
  3. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.
    to accelerate our departure.
  4. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.

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Italian

Adjective

accelerate pl.

  1. Feminine form of accelerato.

Verb

accelerate

  1. second-person plural present tense of accelerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of accelerare
  3. feminine plural past participle of accelerare

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