Definition of expedite in English:



  • Make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.

    ‘he promised to expedite economic reforms’
    • ‘Foreign aid can also have a role, but mainly only to expedite this growth once it starts.’
    • ‘Apart from expediting the corporatisation process in the film industry, it needs to nurture a habit of ploughing back earnings, he said.’
    • ‘Late last month, Washington rejected Ottawa's request that the determination process be expedited.’
    • ‘This comprehensive understanding is often the best defense in maintaining skin integrity, controlling costs, and expediting the healing process.’
    • ‘As a result, the demand for advanced military technology expedited the development of defense production.’
    • ‘Asked whether the issue of expediting the peace process was discussed, he said India favoured a sustained and steady process.’
    • ‘From extracting gold powder from riverbeds by using mercury to the open-pit mining, man has come long way in refining and expediting the process of extraction.’
    • ‘The Ministry of Transportation says it wants to encourage everyone to use the pre-paid ticket books, because this expedites the toll-paying process.’
    • ‘That process was expedited with the help of the veteran crew chief.’
    • ‘In turn, this should improve the success rate for new styles and expedite the product development process.’
    • ‘The company also emphasized the importance of foreign capital, entrepreneurship, and technology in expediting the development process.’
    • ‘The 2008 Games are simply expediting development and giving a sharp focus to development programmes.’
    • ‘To expedite the process, you must know what you're looking for and how much you're willing to spend.’
    • ‘Time is of the essence and a board meeting was held yesterday in an attempt to expedite the process.’
    • ‘To expedite this process, we have compiled a list of authoritative Web site resources on these subjects.’
    • ‘Cross-party negotiations were more relevant in expediting the legislative process.’
    • ‘Welcoming the judgment, it said it would liaise with all the relevant institutions to expedite the process.’
    • ‘This intimate knowledge expedites the decision-making process and ultimately saves time and money.’
    • ‘Make sure you have his social-security number so that you can expedite the filing process.’
    • ‘It really is one further part in the process of reform and of expediting the development of our land transport system in New Zealand.’
    speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten, step up, quicken, precipitate, rush
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Late 15th century (in the sense ‘perform quickly’): from Latin expedire ‘extricate (originally by freeing the feet), put in order’, from ex- ‘out’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.