decelerate decelerate  /dɪs ˈɛ lə ˌreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) lose velocity; move more slowly
  2. (v) reduce the speed of

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Usage(s):

  1. By adjusting his exhaust nozzles to reverse the thrust, the pilot can cause his plane to decelerate rapidly and veer to the side.
  2. They introduced tough labor laws designed to decelerate production of lower-value-added goods.
  3. The counterargument to picking a date only four months from now is that the rate at which people are losing jobs will decelerate.

News

  1. Fed Chairman Reaffirms Stimulus and Warns Congress Over Cuts

    Ben S. Bernanke said that the Federal Reserve expected the economy to gain strength in the coming months, potentially allowing the central bank to decelerate its stimulus campaign.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Fed Chief Reaffirms Fervor for Stimulus

    Ben S. Bernanke said that the Federal Reserve expected the economy to gain strength in the coming months, potentially allowing the central bank to decelerate its stimulus campaign.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "After growing robustly through much of 2007, non- residential construction is likely to decelerate sharply in coming quarters as business activity slows and funding becomes harder to obtain, especially for more speculative projects," Federal...
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

  2. "The fact that we have managed to see inflation decelerate has been good news for Australian households," Mr Costello said yesterday.
    on May 2, 2007 By: Peter Costello Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ralph Recto said, "While the data on year-to-date inflation of 7.1 percent was significantly higher than the new forecast range, inflation for the year is seen to fall within the range as it could decelerate in the...
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Ralph Recto Source: Manila Times

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