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
Florida Power & Light is hoping state utility regulators will help expedite development of a new $888 million clean energy plant in Dania Beach by waiving a requirement that the company seek competing bids for the project.
Cuomo said his executive order will help expedite a review of the MTA’s needs and the procurement process.
A second proposal would expedite project approvals for developments that are environmentally sustainable by clarifying the criteria for such a designation.
Campbell's affidavit was included in a separate motion filed late Friday in federal court by the attorneys to expedite the plea to dismiss the case.
The newest battle was triggered by one of President Donald Trump's early executive orders, directing the corps to expedite approval.
Started as a company to expedite the delivery of scientific research onto the space station, NanoRacks has big dreams.
The Poway letter to the CPUC will support the need for safe natural gas pipelines and will urge that the pipeline-decision process be expedited, but will state the city’s desire that it be built elsewhere, perhaps somewhere along Interstate 15.
He is currently placed in Fulton County Jail, but he will be expedited to Mobile to face several felony charges.
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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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