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. Frank Wolf:

    What we are seeing, in real time, is genocide, to declare it genocide, that would expedite relief. You ca n’t allow it to go on.

  2. 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.

  3. El Molla:

    We're looking to expedite the agreement with the partner and speed up production. Hopefully we will begin production from the discovery in 2017.

  4. Bush Trump:

    These people -- the really good ones, and we have some great ones -- we're going to try and expedite so they can come back, but they're going to come back legally.

  5. 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.

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Translations for expedite

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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