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accelerate

verb [I or T]
 
 
/əkˈseləreɪt/
to go faster or make something go faster: The car can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 6 seconds. Inflation is likely to accelerate this year, adding further upward pressure on interest rates. They use chemical treatments to accelerate the growth of crops.
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