Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hasten

4 senses of hasten

Sense 1
rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate -- (act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
expedite, hasten -- (speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process")
       => help, assist, aid -- (give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house")

Sense 4
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten -- (cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

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