expedite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛk.spəˌdaɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛk.spɪˌdaɪt/
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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.
    • 1960 June, “British cars go by rail: I-The L.M.R. wins new Anglo-Scottish traffic”, in Trains Illustrated, page 335:
      [] moreover, there are times of pressure when, to expedite deliveries, cars may be driven in what should otherwise be the running-in period at speeds that do them no good - and over long distances too.
  2. (transitive, by extension) 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.
  2. Expeditious; quick; prompt.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

expedītē (comparative expedītius, superlative expedītissimē)

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

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Verb[edit]

expedite

  1. inflection of expeditar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative