Hasten - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈheɪsn|  American pronunciation of the word hasten
Brit.  |ˈheɪs(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word hasten


- act or move at high speed (syn: hurry, rush)
- move hurridly (syn: hie, hotfoot, race, rush, speed)
- speed up the progress of; facilitate (syn: expedite)
- cause to occur rapidly (syn: induce, rush, stimulate)


His death was hastened by alcohol abuse.

...hasten the activation of yeast with heat...

And suddenly the crowd hastened away.

He hastened to remark that the duke was right in his will to let them go.

They try to hasten the coming of a new order.

She hastened the time of our meeting.

He hastened his step.

Their departure was hastened by an abnormally cold winter.

I hastened to assure her that there was no danger.

He hastened her to the door.

I was refused accommodation - not, I hasten to add, on account of my appearance (=used to explain more about what you have just said).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: hasten
he/she/it: hastens
present participle: hastening
past tense: hastened
past participle: hastened
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