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advance, expedite, forward, further, hasten, hurry, pick up speed, precipitate, quicken, speed, speed up, spur, step up     (informal)   stimulate  
   decelerate, delay, hinder, impede, obstruct, slow down  
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  ( accelerates    3rd person present)   ( accelerating    present participle)   ( accelerated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If the process or rate of something accelerates or if something accelerates it, it gets faster and faster.  
Growth will accelerate to 2.9 per cent next year...      V  
The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.      V n  
2       verb   When a moving vehicle accelerates, it goes faster and faster.  
Suddenly the car accelerated...      V  
She accelerated away from the kerb.      V prep/adv  

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acceleration, acceptable, accede, accent

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