hasten Definition

  • 1to make something happen more quickly or sooner
  • 2to move or act quickly

Using hasten: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hasten" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We must hasten to finish the project before the deadline.

  • Example

    The doctor hastened to the patient's side.

  • Example

    The company is hastening its efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Example

    She hastened her steps when she heard footsteps behind her.

hasten Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for hasten

Antonyms for hasten

Idioms Using hasten

  • to hurry or move quickly


    We must make haste if we want to catch the train.

  • haste makes waste

    if you do something too quickly, you are likely to make mistakes and create problems


    I know you're in a hurry, but remember that haste makes waste.

  • as quickly as possible


    The rescue team was dispatched with all haste.

Phrases with hasten

  • hasten one's death

    to cause or accelerate someone's death


    The lack of medical care hastened his death.

  • hasten to add

    used to introduce a statement that qualifies or modifies something previously said


    I enjoyed the party, hasten to add that I left early.

  • to leave quickly


    He hastened away from the scene of the accident.

Origins of hasten

from Middle English 'hastnen', from Old French 'haster', from Latin 'festinare', meaning 'to hurry'


Summary: hasten in Brief

The verb 'hasten' [ˈheɪsən] means to make something happen more quickly or sooner, or to move or act quickly. It can be used in various contexts, such as finishing a project before the deadline or leaving a place quickly. The phrase 'haste makes waste' warns against doing things too quickly and making mistakes. 'Hasten' has synonyms like 'quicken' and antonyms like 'delay.'