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Synonyms for hasten
ˈheɪ sənhas·ten

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  1. hastenverb

    hurry, rush

  2. hastenverb

    To move in a quick fashion.

    hurry, rush

  3. hastenverb

    To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.

    hurry, rush

  4. hastenverb

    To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.

    rush, hurry

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hasten

    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.

    accelerate, advance, despatch, drive, drive on, expedite, facilitate, further, hurry, make haste, press forward, promote, quicken, speed, urge, urge on

    check, clog, delay, drag, hinder, impede, obstruct, retard

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hasten

    accelerate, urge, expedite, speed, press, hurry, haste, quicken

    retard, impede, obstruct, demur, hesitate, halt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinateverb

    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

  2. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itverb

    move fast

    "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

  3. expedite, hastenverb

    speed up the progress of; facilitate

    "This should expedite the process"

    hotfoot, cannonball along, bucket along, race, hurry, rush along, hie, belt along, speed, expedite, look sharp, induce, pelt along, stimulate, festinate, step on it, rush

  4. induce, stimulate, rush, hastenverb

    cause to occur rapidly

    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

    shake up, cannonball along, excite, look sharp, belt along, get, shake, energize, perk up, hurry, stir, induct, expedite, make, energise, arouse, bucket along, speed, step on it, pelt along, cause, bring on, race, induce, hie, stimulate, provoke, have, festinate, hotfoot, brace, rush along, rush

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hastenverb

    accelerate, expedite, quicken, precipitate press, urge, hurry

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  1. List of paraphrases for "hasten":

    accelerate, expedite

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  1. Susan Collins:

    Yet let me hasten to add I am very distressed to learn that she herself has been a victim of one of these pipe bombs. I just think everybody needs to step back and reassess their rhetoric and urge people to remember that we are all Americans, that we should be working together, and that there is no excuse for such rhetoric, i believe all of us in public life need to model better behavior.

  2. Nickolay Mladenov:

    We have seen these reports as well, however, I do not want to hasten to confirm anything before we study them in greater detail.

  3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    Let's not delay or hasten the timetable for a vote.

  4. Andrew Lipow:

    I expect that Venezuelan production will continue to decline and the upcoming elections hold the spectre of the U.S. imposing additional sanctions on Venezuela that may hasten the loss of supply.

  5. Jay Nixon:

    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.

Translations for hasten

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  • vorziehen, beeilen, hasten, beschleunigen, eilen, vorverlegenGerman
  • acelerar, adelantar, correr, anticipar, precipitarSpanish
  • تعجیلPersian
  • kiirehtää, kiirehtiäFinnish
  • presser, dépêcher, hâterFrench
  • luathaighIrish
  • siet, gyorsít, siettetHungarian
  • affrettarsi, anticipare, affrettare, sbrigarsiItalian
  • whakaomaMāori
  • verhaasten, bespoedigen, vervroegen, haastenDutch
  • chanchayQuechua
  • торопить, спешить, поторопить, торопиться, поспешить, поторопитьсяRussian
  • poponáhľať, urýchliť, náhliť, posúriť, anticipiovaťSlovak
  • hasta, jäkta, skynda, skynda påSwedish
  • เร่งรีบThai

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