To accelerate is to increase the speed or rate of something. When something is accelerating, it is moving faster than normal.

  • The car accelerated as it came down the hill.

  • The economy is accelerating, which is why the prices of goods are going up.

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Example Sentences for accelerates

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    The ruin of the town was accelerated by the Rising of 1798.

  • 2

    Calving glaciers accelerate at the terminus.

  • 3

    The acceleration would kill the occupants.

  • 4

    The car accelerates or decelerates accordingly.

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    The car was capable of with respectable acceleration.

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    The centrifugal acceleration experienced at the equator is.

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    The force is the cause and the acceleration is the effect.

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    The hemlock accelerated the steroid poisoning.

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    The strong field accelerates the avalanche.

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    The value represents the acceleration factor.