"hastens" in the verb sense
1. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate
act or move at high speed
"We have to rush!"
2. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
"The cars raced down the street"
3. expedite, hasten
speed up the progress of facilitate
"This should expedite the process"
4. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
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