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has·ten

hasten

 
 
pronunciation:
heI sn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hastens, hastening, hastened
definition 1: to move or act with speed; hurry.
She hastened to catch the bus.Realizing he had hurt her feelings, he hastened to say he was sorry.
synonyms:
hurry, rush, scurry, speed
antonyms:
delay
similar words:
course, hustle, race, whisk
definition 2: to cause or encourage to act or move quickly.
She hastened him out the door.
synonyms:
hurry, hustle, rush
definition 3: to make happen sooner or faster.
When he struck out, it hastened the end of the inning.
synonyms:
precipitate
similar words:
accelerate, advance, speed
derivation: hastener (n.)
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The word hasten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.