hasten to add/say/explain (etc.)

idiom

Definition of hasten to add/say/explain (etc.)

: to immediately say something in order to prevent confusion or misunderstanding
  • The company announced that the initial tests look promising, but they hastened to add that there is still much more testing to be done.
  • Let me hasten to point out that these changes will not affect our existing clients.

Word by Word Definitions

hasten play
  1. : to move or act quickly

  2. : to encourage to move or act quickly : to urge on

  3. : to cause to happen more quickly : accelerate

add play
  1. : to join or unite so as to bring about an increase or improvement

  2. : to say further : append

  3. : to combine (numbers) into an equivalent simple quantity or number

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as

explain play
  1. : to make known

  2. : to make plain or understandable

  3. : to give the reason for or cause of


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