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expedite

verb

Definition: 1. to hasten the action or speed up the progress of something; 2. to deal with something quickly and efficiently

Synonyms: hasten, accelerate, assist, facilitate, advance

Antonyms: slow, stifle

Tips: Expedite comes from the Latin word expedire, which means to set free, literally to free the feet. The Latin root ped refers to feet, so think, when your feet are freed you can move much faster. When you expedite something you may "free it" from certain steps in order to speed up the process.

Usage Examples:

Is there any way that we can expedite this process so we can meet our deadline? (accelerate, hasten)

Im going to expedite this paperwork in order to move things along more quickly. (accelerate, advance)

Please expedite this shipment so the customer can receive it by tomorrow morning. (hasten, accelerate)

There was no way to expedite the long wait at the post office. (hasten, accelerate, speed up)


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