C17: from Latin expedīre, literally: to free the feet (as from a snare), hence, liberate, from ex-1 + pēs foot
expedite for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ekspɪdaɪt)
Word forms: expedites, expediting, expedited
If you expedite something, you cause it to be done more quickly. [formal] [V n] ⇒ The government has been extremely reluctant to expedite investigations that might result in his trial. [V n] ⇒ We tried to help you expedite your plans.
A session or two with `The PuppetMaker" should expedite that process.Ross, Melville LOHENGRINAs the Minister of Justice's representative I am quite willing to see every effort made to expedite the solution of this case.Gagman, Maurice DOUBTFUL MOTIVES"Coco, would you call and see if Smithe and Sons can expedite delivery of the building materials?Elizabeth Lowell PEARL COVE