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expedite Line breaks: ex¦ped|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈɛkspɪdʌɪt/

Definition of expedite in English:


[with object]
Make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly: he promised to expedite economic reforms
More example sentences
  • In turn, this should improve the success rate for new styles and expedite the product development 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.
  • Apart from expediting the corporatisation process in the film industry, it needs to nurture a habit of ploughing back earnings, he said.
speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten, step up, quicken, precipitate, rush;
advance, facilitate, ease, make easier, further, promote, aid, push through, push, give a push to, press, urge on, forward, boost, give a boost to, stimulate, spur on, help along, oil the wheels for, smooth the way for, clear a path for;
finish/accomplish/achieve quickly, dispatch
informal dash off, make short work of


(also expeditor) noun
Example sentences
  • An expediter for the project's mob-tied developer was already under indictment for forging the demolition permit that had illegally cleared the site.
  • He is also the president's chief expediter in charge of completing key infrastructure and agricultural development projects.
  • Units began sending expeditors to assist in sorting through the ever-increasing volume of receipts.


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'.

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