verb (used with object), ex·pe·dit·ed, ex·pe·dit·ing.
Origin of expedite
Examples from the Web for expediting
Forget about President Obama expediting U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan this year.Why Obama Won’t Speed U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan|Leslie H. Gelb|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You would think that the Pentagon brass would be expediting the full opening of a new brain trauma facility in Bethesda, Maryland.
After this go into Committee, and succeed in not expediting progress.
General Harrison left the army for the purpose of consulting with Gov. Meigs, and for expediting the march of the reinforcements.
About the same time he made another application to Burghley, apparently with a view to expediting his progress at the bar.
You owe me nothing, and you will owe me nothing, dear Mr. Leighton, for expediting your pictures to England.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington
If this were really the only object, then every plan for expediting the acquisition would be received with grateful approbation.
Word Origin 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.