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
The combined panel is expected to vote on whether to approve Edgemoor and expedite the usual longer legislative process so that the council can vote Thursday afternoon.
Jones urged insurers to expedite claims and issued an emergency declaration that allows companies to import claims adjusters from out of state.
Still, the Department of Homeland Security can waive environmental and other reviews to expedite construction, as it's already done in San Diego, where the remaining 14 miles of border wall is currently planned.
Jones fractures take time to heal due to the poor circulation of blood in the area of the fracture, which is caused largely by insertion of a screw that helps stabilize the fracture to expedite the healing process.
The city used emergency funds to expedite equipment repairs and buy backup generators to power the city’s pumps.
But this season's implementation of the three-class format expedited the timetable.
Congress has even pushed to expedite the development and release of new sunscreen formulas.
Democrats were willing to expedite the process and allow governors to sign off on waivers without approval from their state legislatures.
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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.
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