Definition of Hasten

1. Verb. Act or move at high speed. "Hurry--it's late!"

Exact synonyms: Festinate, Hurry, Look Sharp, Rush
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Festination, Hurry, Rush, Rush, Rusher, Rushing



2. Verb. Move fast. "They hasten up the hill"; "The cars raced down the street"

3. Verb. Speed up the progress of; facilitate. "This should expedite the process"
Exact synonyms: Expedite
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Help

4. Verb. Cause to occur rapidly. "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
Exact synonyms: Induce, Rush, Stimulate
Generic synonyms: Effect, Effectuate, Set Up
Derivative terms: Inducing, Induction

Definition of Hasten

1. v. t. To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.

2. v. i. To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.

Definition of Hasten

1. Verb. To move in a quick fashion. ¹

2. Verb. To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker. ¹

3. Verb. To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hasten

1. to hurry [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: hurry

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Literary usage of Hasten

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"See hasten. 9. In a sense implying the feeling of urgency, ... crowd, push, hasten, drive, jostle, put. hustle, vi: hasten, work, bustle. ..."

2. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"But 1 must hasten. And indeed, Madame, (beloved I had almost sayd,) hee bad need hasten who treats of you ; for to speake fully to every part of your ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1800)
"But more of their differences, paradoxes, opinions, mad pranks, in the Symptomes: I now hasten to the ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"poet, not to begin his epic at the origin of things, but to hasten on to the event proper ; consequently, I shall not go back to the Egyptians, Greeks, ..."

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