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To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; - opposed to retard. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc. To hasten, as the occurrence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure. 


Syn. - To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward; advance; further.

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