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expedite

[ ek-spi-dahyt ]
/ 藞蓻k sp瑟藢da瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路pe路dit路ed, ex路pe路dit路ing.
to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments.
to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: to expedite one's duties.
to issue or dispatch, as an official document or letter.
adjective
Obsolete. ready for action; alert.
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Origin of expedite

1425鈥75; late Middle English <Latin exped墨tus (past participle of exped墨re to disengage, set the feet free), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + ped- (stem of p膿s) foot + -墨tus-ite2

OTHER WORDS FROM expedite

un路ex路pe路dit路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expedite

expedite
/ (藞蓻ksp瑟藢da瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to hasten the progress of; hasten or assist
to do or process (something, such as business matters) with speed and efficiency
rare to dispatch (documents, messages, etc)
adjective obsolete
unimpeded or prompt; expeditious
alert or prepared

Word Origin for expedite

C17: from Latin exped墨re, literally: to free the feet (as from a snare), hence, liberate, from ex- 1 + p膿s foot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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