To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.
The bringing forward of the repayment date of a loan from a later period to the current immediate date. Such a policy of acceleration commonly arises in an event of default.
change speed, direction, or both (Note: This is the scientific meaning. In daily life, "accelerate" generally means "speed up.")
To change velocity; to speed up, slow down, or change direction.
To change either the direction or the speed of an object's motion.
To speed up. For example, when an airplane takes off it accelerates down the runway until enough lift is created by the air flowing over the wings so that it can fly.
To make a debt due and payable at once.
An option given to lenders through an "acceleration" clause in the mortgage or deed of trust requiring the borrower to pay the entire balance of the loan all at once if their loan is in default.
To make a note all due and payable at one time. Back to the Top