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verb [transitive] formal American English pronunciation: expedite /ˈekspəˌdaɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexpedite
he/she/itexpedites
present participleexpediting
past tenseexpedited
past participleexpedited
  1. to make something happen quickly or easily

    Aid workers are trying to expedite the process of returning refugees to their homes.

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