accelerate

ac•cel•er•ate
[[t]ækˈsɛl əˌreɪt[/t]] v. -at•ed, -at•ing
1) to cause faster development, progress, or advancement in
2) to increase the speed or velocity of; cause to move faster
3) to hasten the occurrence of
4) mec to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion)
5) edu to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc
6) to move or go faster; increase in speed
7) to progress or develop faster
Etymology: 1515–25; < L accelerātus, ptp. of accelerāre to quicken, hurry =ac- ac-+celerāre to go quickly, v. der. of celer swift ac•cel′er•a•ble, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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