hasten - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈheɪs(ə)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theyhasten
he/she/ithastens
present participlehastening
past tensehastened
past participlehastened
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something happen sooner or more quickly

    The government made a plea for international aid to hasten the disarmament of more than 60,000 rebels.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] literary to go somewhere in a hurry