Accelerate etymology


English word accelerate comes from Latin accelero (I accelerate), which is a combination of the Latin prefix ad (toward, to, on, up to, for) and root celero (I hasten, quicken, make haste, hurry)

Etymology of accelerate

Detailed word origin of accelerate

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
celero Latin (lat) I hasten, quicken, accelerate. I make haste, hurry.
accelero Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am quick, make haste, hasten.. (transitive) I quicken, hasten, accelerate.
acceleratus Latin (lat) hastened, accelerated.
accelerate English (en) (intransitive) Grow; increase.. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.. (obsolete). (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.. (transitive, education) To enable a student to finish a course [...]

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