expedite
transitive verb (-dited; -diting) Etymology: Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire Date: 15th century 1. to execute promptly 2. to accelerate the process or progress of ; speed up 3. issue, dispatch

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  • Expedite — Ex pe*dite, a. [L. expeditus, p. p. of expedire to free one caught by the foot, to extricate, set free, bring forward, make ready; ex out + pes, prdis, t. See {Foot}.] 1. Free of impediment; unimpeded. [1913 Webster] To make the way plain and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expedite — ex‧pe‧dite [ˈekspdaɪt] verb [transitive] formal to make a process or action happen more quickly: • He promised to reform the government to expedite economic market reforms. * * * expedite UK US /ˈekspɪdaɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL ► …   Financial and business terms

  • Expedite — Ex pe*dite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expedited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expediting}.] 1. To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants. [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expedite — I verb accelerate, accomplish promptly, advance, aid, assist, dear the way, dispatch, drive on, ease, encourage, expedire, facilitate, forward, foster, further, give a start, hasten, help, hurry, maturare, move up, pave the way, precipitate,… …   Law dictionary

  • expedite — (v.) late 15c. (implied in pp. expedit), from L. expeditus, pp. of expedire extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, make ready, make fit, prepare, lit. free the feet from fetters, hence liberate from difficulties, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex ))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • expedite — [v] make happen faster accelerate, advance, assist, cut the red tape*, dispatch, facilitate, fast track*, forward, grease wheels*, hand carry, handle personally, hand walk*, hasten, hurry, precipitate, press, promote, quicken, railroad*, run… …   New thesaurus

  • expedite — ► VERB ▪ cause to happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly. DERIVATIVES expediter (also expeditor) noun. ORIGIN Latin expedire extricate (originally by freeing the feet), put in order , from pes foot …   English terms dictionary

  • expedite — [eks′pə dīt΄] vt. expedited, expediting [< L expeditus, pp. of expedire, lit., to free one caught by the feet, hence hasten, dispatch < ex , out + pes (gen. pedis), FOOT] 1. to speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten;… …   English World dictionary

  • expedite — [[t]e̱kspɪdaɪt[/t]] expedites, expediting, expedited VERB If you expedite something, you cause it to be done more quickly. [FORMAL] [V n] The government has been extremely reluctant to expedite investigations that might result in his trial... [V… …   English dictionary

  • expedite — UK [ˈekspədaɪt] / US [ˈekspəˌdaɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms expedite : present tense I/you/we/they expedite he/she/it expedites present participle expediting past tense expedited past participle expedited formal to make something happen… …   English dictionary

  • expedite — /ek spi duyt /, v., expedited, expediting, adj. v.t. 1. to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments. 2. to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: to expedite one s duties. 3. to issue or dispatch, as an official… …   Universalium

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