accelerate - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/əkˈseləreɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyaccelerate
he/she/itaccelerates
present participleaccelerating
past tenseaccelerated
past participleaccelerated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to happen or make something happen at a faster rate

    The decline of her health seemed to suddenly accelerate.