Definition of expedite:
hie, belt along, induce, step on it, rush along, race, despatch, press forward, stimulate, cannonball along, bucket along, hotfoot, easy, festinate, fast, make haste, urge on, step up, drive, drive on, look sharp, pelt along.
- expedite (part of speech: verb)
- hasten (part of speech: verb)
- intervene (part of speech: verb)
- facilitate (part of speech: verb)
The news spread to Rome, where Fabius, on being told it, said that what he most feared was Minucius's success: but the people, highly elated, hurried to the forum to listen to an address from Metilius the tribune, in which he infinitely extolled the valor of Minucius, and fell bitterly upon Fabius, accusing him for want not merely of courage, but even of loyalty; and not only him, but also many other eminent and considerable persons; saying that it was they that had brought the Carthaginians into Italy, with the design to destroy the liberty of the people; for which end they had at once put the supreme authority into the hands of a single person, who by his slowness and delays might give Hannibal leisure to establish himself in Italy, and the people of Carthage time and opportunity to supply him with fresh succors to complete his conquests Fabius came forward with no intention to answer the tribune, but only said, that they should expedite the sacrifices, that so he might speedily return to the army to punish Minucius, who had presumed to fight contrary to his orders; words which immediately possessed the people with the belief that Minucius stood in danger of his life.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus", Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley.
- "From Sand Hill to Pine", Bret Harte.