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accelerate (verb) to move faster; to make some thing move faster; to speed up.
A car accelerates if you step on the gas pedal; that is, if you press the gas pedal in your car, it moves faster. If a person spends money recklessly, they are ruined faster; that is, their reckless spending accelerates their ruin.
- The University has decided to accelerate the process of reforms in its study programs and research activities.
- They are employing more men on the job to accelerate the work on the dam.