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Meaning of EXPEDITE

Pronunciation:  'ekspi`dIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  process fast and efficiently; "I will try to expedite the matter"
  2. [v]  speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"

EXPEDITE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: hasten
 See Also: aid, assist, help, litigate, process, sue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex"pe*dite\, a. [L. expeditus, p. p. of expedire to
    free one caught by the foot, to extricate, set free, bring
    forward, make ready; ex out + pes, prdis, t. See {Foot}.]
    1. Free of impediment; unimpeded.
             To make the way plain and expedite.   --Hooker.
    2. Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt.
             Nimble and expedite . . . in its operation.
             Speech is a very short and expedite way of conveying
             their thoughts.                       --Locke.
  2. \Ex"pe*dite\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expedited}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Expediting}.]
    1. To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate
       the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to
       expedite the growth of plants.
             To expedite your glorious march.      --Milton.
    2. To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.
             Such charters be expedited of course. --Bacon.
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