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) 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.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      to make the way plain and expedite
  2. Expeditious; quick; prompt.

Further reading[edit]


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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References[edit]

  • expedite in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • expedite in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • expedite in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

expedite

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of expeditar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of expeditar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of expeditar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of expeditar.