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To make greater in size, amount, or number
“The government is to accelerate its privatisation programme.”
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Increase in rate, amount, or extent
“The rate of advance of biotech is likely to accelerate to such an extent that many people who are alive right now will live to see aging become at first partially reversible.”
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To become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“… toy purchases accelerate dramatically during the Christmas season.”
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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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