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
Despite Trump's complaints, Amazon started paying sales taxes in 2017 in most states after setting up warehouses across the country to expedite its delivery times.
Initially, the focus will be on managing pain, controlling swelling, gradually initiating range of motion exercises and performing low intensity stationary bike to expedite healing (Arch Phys Med Rehab 2010).
Facebook is expediting a plan to close its Instagram Platform API, which was originally planned to happen gradually over the next few years.
Now, text messages from the corrupt Trump-hating FBI lovebirds, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, show that the FBI appears to have improperly coordinated with the DOJ to expedite the FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
One of the advantages of Precheck, TSA’s expedited screening program, is that participants can leave electronics in their carry-on bags.
This project along with the transformation of the former Amelia campus into the new West Clermont Middle School earned the West Clermont expedited eligibility for funding through the Ohio School Facilities Commission.
That decision would expedite his process and could elevate the intensity of his recruitment, especially for Kentucky.
The Department of Homeland Security should also expedite security clearances for state election officials.
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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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