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expedite

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verb ex·pe·dite \ˈek-spə-ˌdīt\

Simple Definition of expedite

  • : to cause (something) to happen faster

Full Definition of expedite

ex·pe·dit·edex·pe·dit·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to execute promptly

  3. 2 :  to accelerate the process or progress of :  speed up

  4. 3 :  issue, dispatch

Examples of expedite

  1. During the fire season they wear a semblance of uniform intended to expedite the rush when the siren howls … —Tom Harpole, Air & Space, August/September 1993

  2. Overnight he found himself coordinating the train and ship schedules and expediting the loading and unloading of 15,000 officers and men … —Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie, 1988

  3. This final phase was never actually completed because of the need to expedite an airmobile force to Vietnam. —Shelby L. Stanton, Anatomy of a Division, 1987

  4. After the war its leaders were stigmatized as collaborators and accused of helping to expedite the murderous work of the Nazis. —Bernard Wasserstein, New York Times Book Review, 24 May 1987

  5. They've asked the judge to expedite the lawsuits.

  6. We'll do what we can to expedite the processing of your insurance claim.



Origin of expedite

Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire (see 1expedient)


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with expedite

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