American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To speed up the progress of; accelerate.
- v. To execute quickly and efficiently: was trusted to expedite the directives of the board.
- v. To issue officially; dispatch.
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.
- v. transitive To accelerate the progress of.
- v. transitive To perform (a task) fast and efficiently.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Free of impediment; unimpeded.
- adj. Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt.
- v. To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken.
- v. To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.
- v. process fast and efficiently
- v. speed up the progress of; facilitate.
- From Latin expedītus ("unimpeded, unfettered"), perfect passive participle of expediō ("bring forward, set right"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin expedīre, expedīt-, to free from entanglements, make ready; see ped- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now Biedenbach, after he left Glen Ellen, had invented a most powerful explosive -- 'expedite' he called it.”
“We'll try to track how well they "expedite" the planned construction of this "part of the world".”
“The Complaint stems around Cammarano's relationship with an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate agent, in which in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars in cash, the Hoboken mayor, if elected, would help "expedite" his developments in as rapid a manner as possible.”
“The SEC is also trying to "expedite" the process for the enforcement director to seek immunity deals for certain individuals from the Justice Department during joint investigations, and for ways that the SEC can alert individuals at the beginning of investigations as to whether they are subjects or targets of the probe.”
“One was sent by an FOIA clerk to Tamposi's office on Sept. 18 marked "expedite," a less-than-urgent notation.”
“Their most recent failure: refusal to ever "expedite" consideration of PFOA, the stuff of Teflon which a panel of U.S.”
“Khalifa was motivated to talk but Jamie Gorelick, then acting AG sent an 'expedite' letter to deport him.”
“Khalifa was motivated to talk but Jamie Gorelick, then acting AG sent an "expedite" letter to deport him. ”
“Then she made me promise to not kill them tonight – I explained there was no reason to ‘expedite’ them I only 'expedite' men!”
“However, many companies such as Conoco-Phillips and certain divisions of ExxonMobil own their own refineries to "expedite" the process of turning oil into gasoline and selling it.”
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