from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move or act swiftly.
- transitive v. To cause to hurry.
- transitive v. To speed up; accelerate: fanned the wet paint to hasten drying. See Synonyms at speed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move in a quick fashion.
- v. To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
- v. To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
- intransitive v. To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move or act with celerity; be rapid, speedy, or quick; make haste: applied primarily to voluntary action.
- Synonyms Hasten, Hurry. To hasten is to work, move, etc., quickly, but properly not too quickly; to hurry is to go too fast for dignity, comfort, or thoroughness: as, to hasten to tell a piece of good news; to hasten the erection of a building; to hurry through a lesson; to look hurried. While hasten has come to be thus used only in a good sense, haste, n., hasty, and hastiness retain a bad meaning as well as a good: as, the book was evidently written in haste; he had a hasty temper; he had occasion to regret his hastiness. Indeed, hasty and hastiness usually convey censure.
- To cause to move or act with celerity; cause to make haste; drive or urge forward; expedite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. speed up the progress of; facilitate
- v. act or move at high speed
- v. move fast
- v. cause to occur rapidly
haste + -en (Wiktionary)