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
Arbitration is a private, quasi-legal procedure originally designed to expedite disputes between corporations.
Alajakis said the district understands that can be difficult for some employees, and so officials have been trying to expedite the process.
Alabama will continue to implement and enforce its new clear bag policy for home football games this year in the interest of public safety and to significantly expedite entry into Bryant-Denny Stadium.
And when roughly 30 employees were affected by Hurricane Harvey, the credit union's other employees donated items to expedite their recovery.
Travelers and The Hartford have both deployed mobile claims processing units and personnel from Connecticut to Texas to help affected policyholders and expedite the claims process.
The office also created a dedicated email address that expedites the background check process for foster family applicants.
The program expedited the process by bringing all the agencies involved into the same room, which sped the paperwork.
The Catapult system Alabama began using three years ago has helped the Crimson Tide structure practices, expedite the rehabilitation of injured players and manage extended 15-game seasons since the advent of the College Football Playoff.
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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
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