Dictionary.com

hasten

[ hey-suhn ]
/ ˈheɪ sən /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: hasten / hastened on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object)
to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place.
verb (used with object)
to cause to hasten; accelerate: to hasten someone from a room; to hasten the arrival of a happier time.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of hasten

First recorded in 1565–75; haste + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM hasten

has·ten·er, nounouthasten, verb (used with object)o·ver·has·ten, verbun·has·tened, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use hasten in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hasten

hasten
/ (ˈheɪsən) /

verb
(may take an infinitive) to hurry or cause to hurry; rush
(tr) to be anxious (to say something)I hasten to add that we are just good friends

Derived forms of hasten

hastener, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK