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English verb: accelerate

1. accelerate (change) move faster

SamplesThe car accelerated.

ExamplesThese cars won't accelerate

Synonymsquicken, speed, speed up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify

Narrower (hyponym)brisk, brisk up, brisken

Antonymsdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

2. accelerate (change) cause to move faster

SamplesHe accelerated the car.

Synonymsspeed, speed up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Antonymsdecelerate, slow down

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