expedite

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈɛk.spəˌdaɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈɛk.spɪˌdaɪt/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
expedite

Third-person singular
expedites

Past tense
expedited

Past participle
expedited

Present participle
expediting

  1. (transitive) When you expedite something, you make it happen faster.
    We ran out of supplies at the free health clinic very quickly. The Director promised to expedite the process of getting us more supplies, but a week later we still had none.
    After Latanya spent 16 hours trying to give birth, the doctor tried expediting her labor by giving her medicines. After that, she gave birth in less than an hour.
    The Post Office offers "expedited delivery" for packages that need to get sent very quickly.