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Verb: hasten  hey-sun
  1. Move faster or act quickly or quicker
    "We have to hasten!";
    - rush, hurry, look sharp, festinate [archaic], make haste, get a move on [informal], hurry up
     
  2. Move or travel very quickly
    "He hastened down the hall to receive his guests";
    - rush, hotfoot, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], pelt [informal], belt [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal]
     
  3. Speed up the progress of; facilitate
    "This should hasten the process";
    - expedite
     
  4. Cause to occur rapidly
    - induce, stimulate, rush, accelerate, speed up

Derived forms: hastens, hastening, hastened

Type of: act, aid, assist, effect, effectuate, go, help, locomote, move, set up, travel

Encyclopedia: Hasten