Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) To speed up
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    • accelerate growth/productivity/change
  • Analysis
    When you 'accelerate', you increase the rate, amount or speed of something. Cars have an accelerator in order to increase speed when you are driving. You might want to 'accelerate' a process, or increase the rate of growth in your business by 'accelerating growth'. This is a common word usually used in business or professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When a lot of people stand up for their rights, it accelerates change in society.
    2. Slow down when you approach the corner and accelerate when you come out of it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We have seen accelerated growth since we launched our latest promotional campaign. Sales have increased by 5% each quarter.
    2. The introduction of new Record Management software has resulted in the acceleration of growth in productivity.
    3. We need to start accelerating productivity on our flagship model. The demand has gone through the roof!
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