verb (used with object), ac·cel·er·at·ed, ac·cel·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ac·cel·er·at·ed, ac·cel·er·at·ing.
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The next few months will reveal how serious China is about accelerating its decarbonization.China’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2060, explained|Lili Pike|September 25, 2020|Vox
The vendor list includes a number of companies that aren’t the usual suspects in Department of Defense work, reflecting the “innovative acquisition strategy” intended to accelerate the timeline for the ambitious system.Anduril among companies tapped to build the Air Force’s ‘internet of things’ for war|Taylor Hatmaker|September 24, 2020|TechCrunch
The study authors point to Manaus’ lower socioeconomic conditions, more crowded housing and reliance on boat travel, as factors that could have accelerated the spread of the virus there.A Brazilian city devastated by COVID-19 may have reached herd immunity|Jonathan Lambert|September 24, 2020|Science News
“We are accelerating what probably would have happened in the retail environment on a naturally in the next four years to five years,” said Donahoe.
In other words, the ice surface is now at low enough elevation to accelerate melting.Global warming may lead to practically irreversible Antarctic melting|Carolyn Gramling|September 23, 2020|Science News
It may accelerate the adoption of laws giving patients more power.The Upside of Ebola (Yes, There May Actually Be One)|Nick Gillespie|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Accelerate this process,” said Royce, adding that the Free Syrian Army is the antidote to the ongoing expansion of ISIS in Syria.After Steven Sotloff Murder, Congress Demands a Vote on Obama’s ISIS War|Josh Rogin|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This trend will only accelerate as whites lapse at higher rates than nonwhites.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have every reason to expect these demographic changes to continue, if not accelerate,” Bonica said.
Conservative evangelicalism is losing millennials in gobs, and the World Vision fallout is sure to only accelerate the fallout.
But the very circumstances that facilitated the settling of the Spanish colonies were also likely to accelerate their liberation.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
At the same time he disclaimed all interest in, or desire to accelerate this consummation.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Yet, even this simple communication caused the pulse of Mrs Forster to accelerate.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
"It certainly does," replied Shorty, scratching his head to accelerate his mental action.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
Trivial as the circumstance was, it not only rendered home more disgusting, but appeared to accelerate his dissolution.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III|Sophia Reeve