Meaning of ACCELERATE in English

ACCELERATE

verb

1 go faster

ADVERB

▪ hard , quickly

▪ smoothly

The runners ~d smoothly around the bend.

▪ suddenly

▪ away ( esp. BrE )

The car purred into life and ~d away.

2 develop quickly

ADVERB

▪ dramatically , greatly , rapidly , sharply

The epidemic is accelerating dramatically.

▪ significantly

Accelerate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ car

Accelerate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ decline , ↑ development , ↑ effort , ↑ growth , ↑ implementation , ↑ innovation , ↑ integration , ↑ introduction , ↑ process , ↑ progress , ↑ progression , ↑ rate , ↑ recovery , ↑ reform , ↑ transformation

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