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Definitions and Synonyms of decelerate | Another word for decelerate | What is decelerate?

Definition 1: lose velocity; move more slowly - [verb of change]

Samples where decelerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car decelerated

Synonyms for decelerate in the sense of this definition

(decelerate is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(... is a kind of decelerate ) cause to proceed more slowly

"The illness slowed him down"

(... is a kind of decelerate ) cause to be slowed down or delayed

"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather" "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

Definition 2: reduce the speed of - [verb of change]

Samples where decelerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slowed down the car

Synonyms for decelerate in the sense of this definition

(decelerate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of decelerate ) make less fast or intense

"moderate your speed"

(... is a kind of decelerate ) cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

"This drug will retard your heart rate"

(... is a kind of decelerate ) slow down by moving the tail sideways

"The airplane fishtailed on the runway"

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