expedite was our Word of the Day on 08/22/2011. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of expedite in a Sentence
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Recent Examples of expedite from the Web
Enrollment for the program could potentially be merged with Global Entry, a Customs and Border Protection program which expedites screening for international flights and includes Precheck for domestic flights.
Create a financial environment that expedites permitting, reduces impact fees and develops financial/financing opportunities such as Housing Trust Funds and Multi-Family bonds with tax credits.
Meantime, longtime global institutions and alliances are crumbling, often expedited by Donald Trump.
Seemingly, the only agreement on Monday was support for a bill that would expedite the procurement process for public projects in New York City and reduce the cost of repairs at Nycha facilities.
Cline's work ethic was forged early on, something that doubtless expedited her career.
The project’s design is expected to be complete next month, and the agency has asked the state Board of Public Works to expedite the procurement process at its next meeting to allow construction to break ground in January and finish by July 2020.
To expedite reunifications, HHS is conducting DNA tests via cheek swabs to match children with their parents, said Jonathan White, assistant secretary for preparedness and response.
Here's what travelers can do themselves to expedite their journey from curb to gate: 1.
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Did You Know?
If you're really intent on expediting something, you jump in with both feet - or apply a single foot where it will be most effective! And when you do, you're drawing on the etymology of expedite itself. The word comes from the Latin verb expedire ("to set free" or "to make useful"), a word that in turn traces back to the root ped- or pes, meaning "foot." Expedite has been used in English since at least the 15th century.
EXPEDITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expedite for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to happen faster
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