v. move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
Demand for Taiwanese goods likely will accelerate from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.
Sentence in Classic:
Milady had him one day turned out of doors, with sundry blows of a good stick to accelerate his motions.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
We were crossing to the former place, when I found that my aunt greatly accelerated her speed, and looked frightened.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
It enjoins him to be careful, and cut his work into as thin slices as possible, inasmuch as by so doing the business of boiling out the oil is much accelerated, and its quantity considerably increased, besides perhaps improving it in quality.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Instinct made him step on the accelerator with the double purpose of overtaking Daisy and leaving Wilson behind, and we sped along toward Astoria at fifty miles an hour, until, among the spidery girders of the elevated, we came in sight of the easygoing blue coupé.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context