• (British) IPA: /ˈɛk.spəˌdaɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɛk.spɪˌdaɪt/

expedite (expedites, present participle expediting; past and past participle expedited)

  1. (transitive) To accelerate the progress of.
    He expedited the search by alphabetizing the papers.
  2. (transitive) To perform (a task) fast and efficiently.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: быстро выполня́ть


  1. Free of impediment; unimpeded.
    • to make the way plain and expedite
  2. Expeditious; quick; prompt.
    • nimble and expedite […] in its operation
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 2, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗, book I, page 18 ↗:
      speech in general […] is a very short and expedite way of conveying their thoughts one to another

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