expedite; speed

  • 1 speed — 1. noun 1) the speed of their progress Syn: rate, pace, tempo, momentum 2) the speed with which they responded Syn: rapidity, swiftness, speediness, quickness, dispatch, promptness, immediacy …

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  • 2 Speed — Speed, v. t. 1. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor. Fortune speed us! Shak. [1913 Webster] With rising gales that speed their happy flight. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with… …

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  • 3 expedite — I verb accelerate, accomplish promptly, advance, aid, assist, dear the way, dispatch, drive on, ease, encourage, expedire, facilitate, forward, foster, further, give a start, hasten, help, hurry, maturare, move up, pave the way, precipitate,… …

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  • 4 expedite — [v] make happen faster accelerate, advance, assist, cut the red tape*, dispatch, facilitate, fast track*, forward, grease wheels*, hand carry, handle personally, hand walk*, hasten, hurry, precipitate, press, promote, quicken, railroad*, run… …

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  • 5 expedite — [eks′pə dīt΄] vt. expedited, expediting [< L expeditus, pp. of expedire, lit., to free one caught by the feet, hence hasten, dispatch < ex , out + pes (gen. pedis), FOOT] 1. to speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten;… …

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  • 6 speed — [n] rate of motion, often a high rate acceleration, activity, agility, alacrity, breeze, briskness, celerity, clip, dispatch, eagerness, expedition, fleetness, gait, haste, headway, hurry, hustle, legerity, lick, liveliness, momentum, pace,… …

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  • 7 speed — index dispatch (promptness), dispatch (send off), expedite, haste, help, precipitate (hasten), promote …

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  • 8 speed up — index expedite, facilitate, precipitate (hasten) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 speed — speedful, adj. speedfully, adv. speedfulness, n. speedingly, adv. speedingness, n. speedless, adj. /speed/, n., v., sped or speeded, speeding. n. 1. rapidity in moving, going, traveling, proceeding, or performing; swiftness; celerity: the …

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  • 10 speed — /spid / (say speed) noun 1. rapidity in moving, going, travelling, or any proceeding or performance; swiftness; celerity. 2. the ratio of the distance covered by a moving body to the time taken. 3. the speed that can be generated by a particular… …

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  • 11 expedite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. hasten, dispatch; further, advance. See haste, aid. Ant., hinder, delay. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. hurry, assist, promote, facilitate; see advance 1 , hasten 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 12 expedite — [[t]e̱kspɪdaɪt[/t]] expedites, expediting, expedited VERB If you expedite something, you cause it to be done more quickly. [FORMAL] [V n] The government has been extremely reluctant to expedite investigations that might result in his trial... [V… …

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  • 13 speed — [[t]spid[/t]] n. v. sped speed•ed, speed•ing 1) rapidity in moving, traveling, performing, etc.; swiftness 2) relative rate of motion or progress: the speed of light[/ex] 3) aum a gear ratio in a motor vehicle or bicycle 4) pht a) the sensitivity …

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  • 14 speed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. haste, hasten, hurry, accelerate. n. velocity, dispatch, expedition, swiftness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. swiftness, celerity, briskness, activity, eagerness, haste, hurry, promptitude, acceleration …

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  • 15 expedite — /ek spi duyt /, v., expedited, expediting, adj. v.t. 1. to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments. 2. to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: to expedite one s duties. 3. to issue or dispatch, as an official… …

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  • 16 speed — Synonyms and related words: Benzedrine, Benzedrine pill, C, Dexamyl, Dexamyl pill, Dexedrine, Dexedrine pill, Methedrine, abruptness, accelerate, advance, advantage, aid, air speed, alacrity, amphetamine, amphetamine sulfate, assist, ball the… …

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  • 17 speed up — Synonyms and related words: accelerate, bundle, bustle, crack on, crowd, dispatch, drive on, expedite, forward, gain ground, haste, hasten, hasten on, hie on, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle, hustle up, open the throttle, pick up… …

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  • 18 speed — n 1. rapidity, haste, hurry, hurriedness, celerity, velocity, speediness; alacrity, promptness, dispatch; swiftness, fleetness, quickness, fastness, ex peditiousness, precipitousness. v 2. further, forward, expedite, promote, advance; nudge ahead …

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  • 19 expedite — ex|pe|dite [ˈekspıdaıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of expedire to free the feet, set free, arrange , from pes foot ] to make a process or action happen more quickly = ↑speed up ▪ strategies to expedite the decision …

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  • 20 expedite — verb our legal assistants can help expedite the paperwork Syn: speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten, step up, quicken, precipitate, dispatch; advance, facilitate, ease, make easier, further, promote, aid, push through, urge on, boost …

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