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expedited (action)

expedited is a past tense form of expedite

expedite (action)

Definition:

to process fast and efficiently

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Past tense:

expedited

Present participle:

expediting

3rd-person singular present:

expedites

Type of:

action » challenge » invite » request

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

I'll try to expedite the matter

Etymology:

(implied in past participle expedit), from Latin expeditus, past participle of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of expedited...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Expeditus | Saint Expeditus
(Born: unknown, unknown – Died: 303, Melitene, Turkey)

can be found only in martyrologies, so precise details about his existence cannot be obtained. From the Geronimian Martyrology: April 18: "Romae Eleutheri episcopi et Anthiae matris eius et Parthenii, Caloceri, Fabii, Proculi, Apollonii, Fortunati, ... (35 of 2004 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Expeditus

Collins Dictionary:

expedite | expeditious [synonym, sense-specific]

to hasten the progress of; hasten or assist | to do or process (something, such as business matters) with speed and efficiency | [rare] to dispatch ... (24 of 458 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/expedite

Merriam-Webster:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | issue [synonym, sense-specific] | dispatch [synonym, sense-specific]

to execute promptly | to accelerate the process or progress of; speed up | "issue", "dispatch" (14 of 188 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/expedite

Oxford Dictionary:

expedite | expediter [derived]

make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly (12 of 71 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/expedite

New World Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle]

to speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten; facilitate | to do quickly | [rare] to send off; issue officially; dispatch | not impeded ... (25 of 59 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expedite

American Heritage Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present] | expediter [noun, related] | expeditor [noun, related]

To speed up the progress of; accelerate. | To execute quickly and efficiently | To issue officially; dispatch. (16 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expedite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

expedite [transitive, formal] | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

to make something happen quickly or easily (7 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/expedite

Random House Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle]

to speed up the progress of; hasten. | to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch. | to issue or dispatch, as an official document or ... (25 of 50 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/expedite

Cambridge Dictionary:

expedite [formal]

to cause to be done more quickly; to hurry (9 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/expedite

Wiktionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present] | impede [antonym, sense-specific] | slow down [antonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] To accelerate the progress of. | [transitive] To perform (a task) fast and efficiently. (14 of 22 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/expedite

Britannica Encyclopedia:

action [physics]

in theoretical physics, an abstract quantity that describes the overall motion of a physical system. Motion, in physics, may be described from at ... (23 of 322 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/4434​/action

Columbia Encyclopedia:

procedure | action | pleadings | process | suit | summons | trial

in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal ... (23 of 58 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0840198​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

to ensure that something takes place or is dealt with more quickly than usual | to deal with something, especially a business transaction, swiftly and ... (24 of 76 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609842​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

expedite

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (implied in past participle expedit), from Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire "extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, ... (19 of 53 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=expedite

Oxford Dictionary:

expedite

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (in the sense "perform quickly"): from Latin expedire 'extricate (originally by freeing the feet), put in order', from ex- "out" + pes, ped- "foot"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/expedite

New World Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle]

Origin: Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire, literally, to free one caught by the feet, hence hasten, dispatch from ex-, out + ... (21 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expedite

Collins Dictionary:

expedite

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin expedīre, literally: to free the feet (as from a snare), hence, liberate, from ex-1 + pēs foot

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/expedite

American Heritage Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin expedīre, expedīt-, to free from entanglements, make ready; see ped- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expedite

Wiktionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin expedītus ("unimpeded, unfettered"), perfect passive participle of expediō ("bring forward, set right").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/expedite

Merriam-Webster:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire (see expedient)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/expedite

Encarta Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin expedit-, past participle of expedire "set free" from pes "foot"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609842​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

expedite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "expedite"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/expedite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

expedite [transitive, formal] | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "expedite"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/expedite

Macmillan American Dictionary:

expedite [transitive, formal] | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "expedite"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/expedite

Cambridge Dictionary:

expedite [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "expedite"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "expedite"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/expedite

the Free Dictionary:

expedite

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "expedite"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "expedite"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "expedite" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/expedite

Google Dictionary:

expedite | expedited [past tense] | expediting [present participle] | expedites [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "expedite"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

expedite

Audio: North American pronunciation of "expedite"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=expedi​05 word=expedite

YourDictionary Audio:

expedite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "expedite" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expedite

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