verb (used with object), ex·pe·dit·ed, ex·pe·dit·ing.
Origin of expedite
Examples from the Web for expedite
Holmes seemed to expedite matters promptly, amid rumors that she was frightened of the Church of Scientology.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. government should expedite their cases while showing some modicum of flexibility in reviewing their documentation.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas|Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cuellar and Cornyn wanted to expedite the deportation of the kids from Central America.
They can exacerbate splits within a ruling leadership, foment popular unrest, or expedite a dwindling current account.
To expedite the calendar in the Senate requires something called unanimous consent, and unanimous means unanimous.Senate Debt Ceiling Deal Won’t Mean This Chaos Is Over. Far From It.|Michael Tomasky|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Six days before the arrival of news of the Austrian disaster, Pitt had sought to expedite a union with Prussia.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
Perhaps the best means to expedite this measure would be to give a carte blanche to Dr Franklin.
A progress which we must try to expedite, if only out of regard for Mrs. Sheepshanks.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Howbeit, I will now expedite my narrative, taking it from the events I have thus brought back to your remembrance.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
He was very anxious to be away again, and urged on Porpoise to do his utmost to expedite the refitting of the yacht.The Cruise of the Frolic|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for expedite
Word Origin for expedite
Word Origin and History for expedite
late 15c. (implied in past participle expedit), from Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire "extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, make ready, make fit, prepare," literally "free the feet from fetters," hence "liberate from difficulties," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + *pedis "fetter, chain for the feet," related to pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot). Cf. Greek pede "fetter." Related: Expedited; expediting.