expedite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin expedītus (unimpeded, unfettered), perfect passive participle of expediō (bring forward, set right).

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Verb[edit]

expedite (third-person singular simple present expedites, present participle expediting, simple past and past participle expedited)

  1. (transitive) To accelerate the progress of.
    He expedited the search by alphabetizing the papers.
  2. (transitive) To perform (a task) fast and efficiently.

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Adjective[edit]

expedite (comparative more expedite, superlative most expedite)

  1. Free of impediment; unimpeded.
    • Hooker
      to make the way plain and expedite
  2. Expeditious; quick; prompt.
    • Tillotson
      nimble and expedite [] in its operation
    • John Locke
      Speech is a very short and expedite way of conveying their thoughts.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From expedītus (unimpeded, unfettered), perfect passive participle of expediō (liberate, free).

Adverb[edit]

expedītē (comparative expedītius, superlative expedītissimē)

  1. freely, without impediment.
  2. readily, promptly, quickly

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References[edit]

  • expedite in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879