What does expedite mean?

Definitions for expediteˈɛk spɪˌdaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word expedite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expedite, hasten(verb)

    speed up the progress of; facilitate

    "This should expedite the process"

  2. expedite(verb)

    process fast and efficiently

    "I will try to expedite the matter"


  1. expedite(Verb)

    To accelerate the progress of.

    He expedited the search by alphabetizing the papers.

  2. expedite(Verb)

    To perform (a task) fast and efficiently.

  3. Origin: From expeditus, perfect passive participle of expedio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expedite(adj)

    free of impediment; unimpeded

  2. Expedite(adj)

    expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt

  3. Expedite(verb)

    to relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants

  4. Expedite(verb)

    to despatch; to send forth; to issue officially

  5. Origin: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expedite

    eks′pe-dīt, v.t. to free from impediments: to hasten: to send forth: to despatch.—adj. free from impediment: unencumbered: quick: prompt.—adv. Ex′peditely.—n. Expedi′tion, speed: promptness: any undertaking by a number of persons: a hostile march or voyage: those who form an expedition.—adjs. Expedi′tionary; Expedi′tious, characterised by expedition or rapidity: speedy: prompt.—adv. Expedi′tiously.—n. Expedi′tiousness, quickness.—adj. Exped′itive. [L. expedīre, -itumex, out, pes, pedis, a foot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expedite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expedite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I will offer a clean substitute and work to expedite consideration of the bill as amended to get it back over to the House this week.

  2. Amina Mohamed:

    If we can move those refugees within the three months, we will do it, we will be requesting our partners, donors, for resources, that we will use to expedite the repatriation.

  3. Kelly Powers:

    Not only does it stimulate and expedite the healing process, but it eliminates the discomfort that can prevent you from proper rehabilitation in tissue strengthening after muscle damage.

  4. Barrick Gold -LRB- ABX.TO -RRB-:

    A phased approach to developing large, complex capital projects makes a lot of sense, there is potential to mitigate development risks, reduce upfront capital requirements and expedite initial cash flows from the project, which could be used to fund future expansions.

  5. James Scott:

    This next president is going to inherit the most sophisticated and persistent cyber espionage cultures the world has ever seen, He needs to surround himself with experts that can expedite the allocation of potent layers of next generation defenses around our targeted critical infrastructure silos.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ускорявам, изпълнявам бързо, способствамBulgarian
  • beschleunigenGerman
  • επισπεύδω, διευκολύνωGreek
  • apresurar, acelerarSpanish
  • kiirehtiä, nopeuttaa, jouduttaaFinnish
  • éascaighIrish
  • 신속하게Korean
  • जलदMarathi
  • in vaart brengen, versnellenDutch
  • przyspieszyćPolish
  • apressar, acelerarPortuguese
  • быстро справляться, поторапливать, быстро выполнять, способствовать, продвигать, ускорятьRussian
  • påskyndaSwedish

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