hasten

[hey-suhn]
verb (used without object)
1.
to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cause to hasten; accelerate: to hasten someone from a room; to hasten the arrival of a happier time.

Origin:
1565–75; haste + -en1

hastener, noun
outhasten, verb (used with object)
overhasten, verb
unhastened, adjective


2. urge, press; expedite, quicken, speed; precipitate.
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hasten (ˈheɪsən)
 
vb
1.  (may take an infinitive) to hurry or cause to hurry; rush
2.  (tr) to be anxious (to say something): I hasten to add that we are just good friends
 
'hastener
 
n

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Example sentences
But the cold-war stakes involved mean there is little that they can do by
  themselves to hasten the day.
Better to encourage co-operation, the trio argued, than to hasten confrontation.
The pursuit of a metal linked to immortality only serves to hasten the miners'
  own mortality.
One where it no longer acts to slow global warming, but to hasten it.
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