accelerate accelerate  /æk ˈsɛ lə ˌreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) move faster
  2. (v) cause to move faster

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Usage(s):

  1. What happens is that as energy is used to accelerate a particle or a spaceship, the object's mass increases, making it harder to accelerate any more.
  2. He had also come to believe that another nuclear demonstration would only accelerate the arms race.
  3. One factor in predicting climate change, scientists say, is low-level cloud cover, the loss of which may accelerate warming.

News

  1. Ariane 5 rocket upgrades could be accelerated

    PARIS -- Arianespace's new leader is pushing to accelerate modifications to the Ariane 5 rocket to match a trend toward larger communications satellites equipped with electric propulsion systems, company leaders said.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Spaceflight Now

  2. Accelerate Long Island hits the century mark

    Accelerate Long Island announced Friday that its “Long Island entrepreneurial ecosystem” now includes 100 early-stage startups
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Long Island Business News

  3. Accelerate Long Island Hits Major Milestone of 100 Technology Startups

    Accelerate Long Island today announced that it now has connected with 100 early stage technology startup companies as part of its entrepreneurial ecosystem on Long Island, resulting from its efforts over ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "As I made clear at the time it was passed, the recovery act was not designed to work in four months -- it was designed to work over two years," Obama said, adding later: "This is a plan that will also accelerate greatly throughout the summer...
    on Jul 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "This plan is robust, broad-based, timely, and it will be effective," Bush said in a statement released by the White House. "This bill will help to stimulate consumer spending and accelerate needed business investment."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: President Bush Source: MarketWatch

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