transitive verbex·pe·di·at·ed, ex·pe·di·at·ing, ex·pe·di·ates Usage Problem
Origin of expediateAlteration (probably influenced by -ate 1)of expedite
Usage Note: Some people use the verb expediate where expedite would properly be used, as in The government wants to expediate the processing of visa applications. The Usage Panel roundly rejects expediate. In our 2009 survey, 85 percent rejected the sentence quoted above.