Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of hasten | Another word for hasten | What is hasten?

Definition 1: act or move at high speed - [verb of change]

Samples where hasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We have to rush!
  • hurry--it's late!

Synonyms for hasten in the sense of this definition

(hasten is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: cause to occur rapidly - [verb of creation]

Samples where hasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Synonyms for hasten in the sense of this definition

(hasten is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

Definition 3: move hurridly - [verb of motion]

Samples where hasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
  • The cars raced down the street

Synonyms for hasten in the sense of this definition

(hasten is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of hasten ) push one's way

"she barged into the meeting room"

(... is a kind of hasten ) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

(... is a kind of hasten ) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Samples where hasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This should expedite the process

Synonyms for hasten in the sense of this definition

(hasten is a kind of ...) 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"

More words

Another word for haste

Another word for hastate leaf

Another word for hastate

Another word for hassock

Another word for hassle

Another word for hastily

Another word for hastinapura

Another word for hastiness

Another word for hastings

Another word for hasty


Other word for hasty

hasty meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce hasty