from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To speed up the progress of; accelerate.
- transitive v. To execute quickly and efficiently: was trusted to expedite the directives of the board.
- transitive v. To issue officially; dispatch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To accelerate the progress of.
- v. To perform (a task) fast and efficiently.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Free of impediment; unimpeded.
- adj. Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt.
- transitive v. To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken.
- transitive v. To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove impediments to the movement or progress of; accelerate the motion or progress of; hasten; quicken: as, the general sent orders to expedite the march of the army; artificial heat may expedite the growth of plants.
- To despatch; send forth; issue officially.
- Synonyms To speed, forward, advance, press on, press forward, urge on, urge forward, drive, push.
- Cleared of impediments; unobstructed; unimpeded; unencumbered.
- Ready; quick; expeditious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. process fast and efficiently
- v. speed up the progress of; facilitate
Latin expedīre, expedīt-, to free from entanglements, make ready; see ped- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin expedītus ("unimpeded, unfettered"), perfect passive participle of expediō ("bring forward, set right"). (Wiktionary)