- 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.
hasten definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
to cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
Origin: extended form of haste, verb
to move or act swiftly; hurry
hasten definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb has·tened, has·ten·ing, has·tens verb, intransitive
To move or act swiftly.verb, transitive
- To cause to hurry.
- To speed up; accelerate: fanned the wet paint to hasten drying. See Synonyms at speed.