Thesaurus

accelerate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of accelerate

  1. 1 to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number toy purchases accelerate dramatically during the Christmas season Synonyms of accelerate increase, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxWords Related to accelerate jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of accelerate contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane

  2. 2 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster we accelerated preparations for the hurricane upon hearing weather reports that it had gained speed Synonyms of accelerate hurry, bundle, fast-track, hasten, quicken, rush, speed (up), whiskWords Related to accelerate drive, goad, prod, propel, push, race, spur, stir, urge; aid, dispatch, ease, encourage, expedite, facilitateNear Antonyms of accelerate delay, encumber, fetter, hamper, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, interfere (with), manacle, rein (in), restrain, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, stall, stay, still, stopAntonyms of accelerate brake, decelerate, retard, slow (down)

  3. 3 to make greater in size, amount, or number the company accelerated its advertising purchases even as the economy appeared to be in recession Synonyms of accelerate increase, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upWords Related to accelerate boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms of accelerate abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms of accelerate abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)



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