Synonyms of accelerate in English:
1 the car accelerated down the hill
speed up, hurry up, get faster, move faster, go faster, drive faster, get a move on, put on a spurt, open it up, gain momentum, increase speed, pick up speed, gather speed
North American informal get a wiggle on
Australian informal get a wriggle on
[Antonyms] decelerate, slow down
3 the University has accelerated its planning process
hasten, expedite, precipitate, speed, speed up, hurry up, make faster, step up, advance, further, forward, promote, boost, give a boost to, stimulate, spur on;
informal crank up
[Antonyms] delay, slow down
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