Translation of accelerate in Spanish:

accelerate

Pronunciation: /əkˈseləreɪt/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [car/train/bus] acelerar; [person] acelerar; [Cars/Automovilismo] apretar* el acelerador; [process/growth] acelerarse
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    • Then the airplane starts accelerating rapidly and people begin panicking.
    • The airplane accelerates very quickly in the dive and when seen from the ground appears extremely fast.
    • What the figures don't tell you, though, is just how quickly this little car accelerates in the midrange.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [process/growth/trend] acelerar, apresurar 1.2
    (accelerated past participle of/participio pasado de)
    acelerado accelerated program (American English/inglés norteamericano) curso (masculine) acelerado
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    • It may not have the highest percentage of population infected, but, frighteningly and tragically, its rate of increase is accelerating.
    • This contribution is expected to increase as melting rates accelerate, though ultimately the added runoff is predicted to disappear as glaciers decline many decades from now.
    • The rate of advance of biotech is likely to accelerate to such an extent that many people who are alive right now will live to see aging become at first partially reversible.

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