rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate(verb)
act or move at high speed
"We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, step on it, rush
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it(verb)
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
run, hotfoot, zip, travel rapidly, cannonball along, quicken, bucket along, race, hurry, accelerate, rush along, hie, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, speed up, step on it, rush
speed up the progress of; facilitate
"This should expedite the process"
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten(verb)
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
To quicken, in the sense here considered, is to increase speed, move or cause to move more rapidly, as through more space or with, a greater number of motions in the same time. To accelerate is to increase the speed of action or of motion. A motion whose speed increases upon itself is said to be accelerated, as the motion of a falling body, which becomes swifter with every second of time. To accelerate any work is to hasten it toward a finish, commonly by quickening all its operations in orderly unity toward the result. To despatch is to do and be done with, to get a thing off one's hands. To despatch an enemy is to kill him outright and quickly; to despatch a messenger is to send him in haste; to despatch a business is to bring it quickly to an end. Despatch is commonly used of single items. To promote a cause is in any way to bring it forward, advance it in power, prominence, etc. To speed is really to secure swiftness; to hasten is to attempt it, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. Hurry always indicates something of confusion. The hurried man forgets dignity, appearance, comfort, courtesy, everything but speed; he may forget something vital to the matter in hand; yet, because reckless haste may attain the great object of speed, hurry has come to be the colloquial and popular word for acting quickly. To facilitate is to quicken by making easy; to expedite is to quicken by removing hindrances. A good general will improve roads to facilitate the movements of troops, hasten supplies and perfect discipline to promote the general efficiency of the force, despatch details of business, expedite all preparations, in order to accelerate the advance and victory of his army.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
haste, hurry, move quickly, move speedily, be quick, be in a hurry, make haste, mend one's pace, lose no time, lose not a moment, make the best of one's way, wing one's way, crowd sail, clap spurs to one's horse
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How to use hasten in a sentence?
Initially investors saw Trump's moves as negotiation tactics to get better deals. But now they are starting to worry about the damage to the economy, people have long thought the U.S. economy will eventually hit a recession at some point. But there are growing worries Trump's trade policies may hasten that. The fear now is that 'America First' may become 'America Worst'.
We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own.
However, I do not want to hasten to confirm anything before we study them in greater detail.
Certainly this (draft) will not hasten an agreement because without Israel's consent, nothing will change.
Others of us are at the table not in spite of our actions in the patriotic protests but because of them. They are united by the shared passion to promote understanding, to hasten healing, to ensure equal opportunities in education and employment and to safeguard the civil rights of all our citizens.
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- beeilen, eilen, hasten, vorziehen, beschleunigen, vorverlegenGerman
- adelantar, correr, acelerar, precipitar, anticiparSpanish
- kiirehtiä, kiirehtääFinnish
- hâter, presser, dépêcherFrench
- siettet, gyorsít, sietHungarian
- affrettare, anticipare, sbrigarsi, affrettarsiItalian
- haasten, vervroegen, bespoedigen, verhaastenDutch
- спешить, поторопить, поспешить, поторопиться, торопить, торопитьсяRussian
- anticipiovať, posúriť, urýchliť, poponáhľať, náhliťSlovak
- jäkta, hasta, skynda, skynda påSwedish
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