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
Pruitt and his staff have drawn criticism for using special authority to expedite the hires of political appointees, and EPA's internal watchdog has launched a probe into the matter.
The long nights in a foreign city only expedite her alienation.
Periods of extreme eating (or not eating, in this case) do not expedite the functions that your gut, kidneys, and liver already do.
Martial's desire to jump ship at Old Trafford may have been expedited by his omission from the France squad for the World Cup this summer.
North Korea then expedited its weapons program and detonated its first bomb three years later.
Under Obama, the group’s missions included speeding immigration processes, and expediting the acceptance of refugees.
Having two surgeons positioned on either side of a patient helps expedite surgery and minimizes the chance of complications.
Defunct Charlotte School of Law, which closed its doors last year, has reached beyond the grave to challenge the accreditation decision that expedited its demise.
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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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