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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
The party has now decided to expedite a disciplinary hearing against Zille for bringing it into disrepute, DA leader Mmusi Maimane told reporters in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The amount is enough to expedite the melting of ice sheets, accelerate sea-level rise and lead to more extreme weather events, CBS reports.
Cruise lines like to gather passport information, credit card details and sometimes guest photos ahead of time to expedite the boarding procedure.
Noncitizen veterans have to initiate and go through the usual citizenship process, but their path to citizenship is expedited.
Carnival’s Ocean Medallion project is expected to expedite land side activities such as boarding.
According to Sports Illustrated, their already-announced on-air divorce after nearly 19 years as a professional couple may have to be expedited because diverging ambitions and agendas have pulled the partnership apart over the last year or so.
In the Candyman cases, the suspects' na�vet� about the legal system expedited the process of investigating them.
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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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