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Synonyms of accelerate in English:


  • 1 the car accelerated down the hill
    speed up, go faster, gain momentum, increase speed, pick up speed, gather speed, put on a spurt
    [Antonyms] decelerate, slow down
  • 2 inflation started to accelerate
    increase, rise, go up, leap up, surge, escalate, spiral
    [Antonyms] slow down, drop
  • 3 the university accelerated the planning process
    hasten, expedite, precipitate, speed up, quicken, make faster, step up, advance, further, forward, promote, give a boost to, stimulate, spur on
    informal crank up, fast-track
    [Antonyms] slow down, delay
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