Etymology
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hasten (v.)

1560s, transitive and intransitive, extended form of haste (v.) with -en (1). Related: Hastened; hastening.

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Definitions of hasten

hasten (v.)
act or move at high speed;
Synonyms: rush / hurry / look sharp / festinate
hasten (v.)
move hurridly;
Synonyms: rush / hotfoot / hie / speed / race / pelt along / rush along / cannonball along / bucket along / belt along / step on it
hasten (v.)
speed up the progress of; facilitate;
Synonyms: expedite
hasten (v.)
cause to occur rapidly;
Synonyms: induce / stimulate / rush
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