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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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