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Meaning & Definition of Hasten in English

English

Hasten

/hesən/

verb

1. Act or move at high speed

  • "We have to rush!"
  • "Hurry--it's late!"
    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • hasten
  • ,
  • hurry
  • ,
  • look sharp
  • ,
  • festinate

2. Move fast

  • "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
  • "The cars raced down the street"
    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • hotfoot
  • ,
  • hasten
  • ,
  • hie
  • ,
  • speed
  • ,
  • race
  • ,
  • pelt along
  • ,
  • rush along
  • ,
  • cannonball along
  • ,
  • bucket along
  • ,
  • belt along
  • ,
  • step on it

3. Speed up the progress of

  • Facilitate
  • "This should expedite the process"
    synonym:
  • expedite
  • ,
  • hasten

4. Cause to occur rapidly

  • "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    synonym:
  • induce
  • ,
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • hasten