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accelerate

verb

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1 to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
  • toy purchases accelerate dramatically during the Christmas season

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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

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3 to make greater in size, amount, or number
  • the company accelerated its advertising purchases even as the economy appeared to be in recession

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The first known use of accelerate was circa 1522

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“Accelerate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/accelerate. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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