Any frictional force can cause an object to accelerate, but the acceleration is always in the opposite direction of the direction of motion of the object. That is to say frictional forces can cause negative acceleration (or deceleration) of an object in motion.
Force is a vector and it's definition is: An influence which causes an object to accelerate. A force can have certain effects towards an object: -Accelerate it( including negative acceleration) -Cause Internal Stress(in which deforms it)
A force acting on an object will cause it to accelerate. This is one of Newton's Laws. Summarized as No force means no acceleration (the object will remain at rest, or will keep traveling with constant speed and direction until a force acts upon it).