stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way:
– What an absurd thing to say!
– Don’t be so absurd! Of course I want you to come.
– It’s an absurd situation – neither of them will talk to the other.
– Do I look absurd in this hat?
the way in which people in a particular area, country, or social group pronounce words:
He’s got a strong southern/Boston accent.
She’s French but she speaks with an impeccable English accent.
He speaks with a broad/heavy/strong/thick Yorkshire accent.
I thought I could detect a slight Canadian accent.
to treat someone specially, usually by showing respect:
[ + two objects ] The massed crowds of supporters accorded him a hero’s welcome.
Certainly in our society teachers don’t enjoy the respect that is accorded to doctors and lawyers.
the pedal (= a part that you push with your foot) in a vehicle that makes it go faster
in physics, a machine that makes particles (= small pieces of matter) move very fast
a company or plan that helps new companies or organizations to grow quickly and become successful:
Start-up accelerators have become increasingly popular elements of the regional growth infrastructure.
Accelerator programmes are a relatively new way of supporting start-ups.