An example of expedite is to send a package through express mail.
- to speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten; facilitate
- to do quickly
- Rare to send off; issue officially; dispatch
Origin of expedite; from Classical Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire, literally , to free one caught by the feet, hence hasten, dispatch ; from ex-, out + pes (gen. pedis), foot
- not impeded
- prompt, ready, or alert
transitive verbex·pe·dit·ed, ex·pe·dit·ing, ex·pe·dites
Origin of expediteLatin exped&imacron;re, exped&imacron;t-, to free from entanglements, make ready; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
- ex′pe·dit′er, ex′pe·di′tor
(third-person singular simple present expedites, present participle expediting, simple past and past participle expedited)
(comparative more expedite, superlative most expedite)
- Free of impediment; unimpeded.
- Expeditious; quick; prompt.
From Latin expedītus (“unimpeded, unfettered”), perfect passive participle of expediō (“bring forward, set right”).