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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
  • 2 inflation started to accelerate
    increase, rise, go up, advance, leap, surge, speed up, escalate, spiral, get worse
    [Antonyms] slow down, drop
  • 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;
    aid, assist, help along, facilitate, ease, make easier, simplify
    informal crank up
    [Antonyms] delay, slow down
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