- vt. 加快；促进；发出
- adj. 畅通的；迅速的；方便的
1. ex- "out" + ped- ("foot" => "fetter, chain for the feet") + -ite.
2. literally "free the feet from fetters," hence "liberate from difficulties".
ex-, 向外。-ped, 脚，脚镣，词源同foot, impede. 即解脱脚镣的束缚，加快速度，或来自比喻义，解脱脚的束缚，飞起来。
- expedite (v.)
- c. 1500 (implied in past participle expedit "accomplished"), from Latin expeditus, past participle of expedire "extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, make ready, put in order, make fit, prepare; explain, make clear," literally "free the feet from fetters," hence to liberate from difficulties, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + *pedis "fetter, chain for the feet," related to pes (genitive pedis) "foot," from PIE root *ped- (1) "a foot" (see foot (n.)). Compare Greek pede "fetter." Related: Expedited; expediting.
- 1. We tried to help you expedite your plans.
- 2. We have developed rapid order processing to expedite deliveries to customers.
- 3. That will expedite the project.
- 4. The builders promised to expedite the repairs.
- 5. The government has been extremely reluctant to expedite investigations that might result in his trial.
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