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hasten

has·ten

hasten

 
 
pronunciation:
heI sn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hastened, hastening, hastens
definition: to move or act speedily; hurry.
She hastened to catch the bus.Realizing his error, he hastened to apologize.
synonyms:
hurry, rush, scurry, speed
antonyms:
dally, delay
similar words:
course, hightail, hotfoot, hustle, make haste, race, skedaddle, whisk
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause or encourage to act or move quickly.
She hastened him on his way.
synonyms:
hurry, hustle, rush, speed
definition 2: to make happen sooner or faster.
This victory will hasten the end of the war.
synonyms:
precipitate, quicken
antonyms:
dally, delay
similar words:
accelerate, advance, expedite, speed
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derivation: hastener (n.)
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