verb (used with object), expedited, expediting.
to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments.
to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: to expedite one's duties.
to issue or dispatch, as an official document or letter.
Obsolete. ready for action; alert.

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin expedītus (past participle of expedīre to disengage, set the feet free), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + ped- (stem of pēs) foot + -ītus -ite2

unexpedited, adjective

1. quicken, push, accelerate, hurry.

1. delay.
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expedite (ˈɛkspɪˌdaɪt)
1.  to hasten the progress of; hasten or assist
2.  to do or process (something, such as business matters) with speed and efficiency
3.  rare to dispatch (documents, messages, etc)
4.  unimpeded or prompt; expeditious
5.  alert or prepared
[C17: from Latin expedīre, literally: to free the feet (as from a snare), hence, liberate, from ex-1 + pēs foot]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from L. expeditus, pp. of expedire "make fit or ready, prepare," lit. "free the feet from fetters," hence "liberate from difficulties," from ex- "out" + *pedis "fetter, chain for the feet," related to pes (gen. pedis) "foot" (see foot). Cf. Gk. pede "fetter." Related:
Expedited; expediting.
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Example sentences
The court also said it would expedite the case.
Enthusiasm for the property led her to expedite the publishing process.
The decision could expedite resolution of the case, which involves allegations
  of five major rules violations.
Exercise good judgment on when to expedite delivery based on needs or available
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