to issue or dispatch, as an official document or letter.
Obsolete. ready for action; alert.
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How to use expedite in a sentence
The board also increased Metro’s capital budget this fiscal year by $255 million because of a multiyear platform replacement project that transit officials expedited because of reduced ridership.Metro board expresses wariness over increased debt but gives tentative approval | Justin George | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The plan also includes measures to expedite vaccines for school workers and strict metrics on when schools or classrooms would close.Lawsuits, lockouts and strike threats: Fights to reopen classrooms reach a head in several school districts | Moriah Balingit | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Others use the software to expedite the development of new drugs or make race cars faster.Local Law Enforcement Quiet on Relationships With ‘Predictive Policing’ Company | Jesse Marx | February 2, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
District officials are also talking to San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria about expediting “the vaccination of teachers and other staff necessary to the reopening of schools as soon as they are cleared to receive the vaccine,” Magee said.Schools Want COVID-19 Vaccines, But Not Necessarily Mandates | Ashly McGlone | January 27, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
It should help Google expedite review removals and process the reviews much faster.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the second, it would greatly simplify and expedite many a charitable task.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
Those who want to make speeches on those resolutions could do it to-night; we should thus save time and expedite business.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention | Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He at the same time begged Mavrocordato to expedite the departure of the fleet, and to send the Greek deputies to London.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
Finally, I did my utmost to expedite the move of all the British Forces to the northern theatre.1914 | John French, Viscount of Ypres
To expedite matters, as the Sunday school was to assemble at a quarter past seven, my mother dressed me before supper.Atlantic Narratives | Mary Antin
British Dictionary definitions for expedite
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)
unimpeded or prompt; expeditious
alert or prepared
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