- The definition of hasten is to cause something to happen more quickly, or to be quick to do something.
- An example of hasten is what you do to the demise of a company when you post lots of negative reviews of a company that is going bankrupt.
- An example of hasten is when you volunteer right away for an exciting job.
Origin: extended form of haste, verb
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verb has·tened, has·ten·ing, has·tens verb, intransitive
- To cause to hurry.
- To speed up; accelerate: fanned the wet paint to hasten drying. See Synonyms at speed.