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
Linking a popular VA reform bill to the must-pass legislation likely would have only delayed the passage of the former and not expedited the passage of the latter.
Lawmakers also considered outlawing construction permitting rules currently in place in Austin that expedite permitting for projects that include certain worker protections.
The intention was to have Gonzales join the rotation eventually this season, but that has been expedited with the injury to Hernandez.
The Trump administration had suspended expediting H-1B processing in March, shortly after taking office, in what pro-immigration forces labeled an attack on foreign workers and anti-immigration activists said was the closure of a major loophole.
The Portillo's chain is famous for expediting service by stationing employees in the restaurants' parking lots to take orders and payments and to deliver food that's ready before the customer reaches the drive-through window.
The police chief has asked that the review be expedited, but much of the information needed is in the hands of state investigators.
There are steps South Floridians can take now to prepare themselves for the insurance company’s extensive requests and expedite the claim process.
Through the years, the FDA has made several efforts to expedite the process.
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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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