Adjective "hasten" definition and examples

(Hasten may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈheɪs(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

verb

Be quick to do something.
  1. 'When Kim made no move to follow Bill's command, Angela hastened to open the door.'
  2. 'But, the lawyer hastened to add, ‘This is not intended to be any kind of specific statement.’'
  3. 'This, I hasten to add, is not to cast any aspersion over the good intentions of either company, rather, it reflects what tends to happen generally in a market concentrated on a small number of suppliers.'
  4. 'The fat man scrambled up and hastened away, helped along by the boot of Magdalena.'
  5. 'After a quick phone call I hastened to the office.'
  6. 'But what do their faces tell us, as they hasten to their posts?'
  7. 'This decision not to opt for the stock market route probably hastened the departure of Quinn.'
  8. 'The research team says this suggests additional factors, besides climate change, probably hastened the giant deer's eventual extinction.'
  9. 'They noted that many people believe that to talk about death or engage in advance care planning might hasten one's death.'
  10. 'As Angus Calder has suggested, ‘the effect of the war was not to sweep society on to a new course, but to hasten its progress along the old grooves.’'
  11. 'He will have been aware that the figure would be enough to represent a big loss for him, thus probably hastening his departure; but it would also be a big enough majority for him to govern with if and when he moves next door.'
  12. 'In December 1889, Parnell became involved in a divorce that was to end his political influence and the trauma of this divorce probably hastened his early death.'
  13. 'Perhaps if the politicians talked about race as if it was already an irrelevance it would hasten the day when it is.'
  14. 'First, physicians tend to be concerned about using opioids in terminal patients for fear of suppressing respiration and hastening death.'
  15. 'A couple of undistinguished losses hastened the end of his career.'
  16. 'According to a report in the Sunday Times, there is increasing concern across Britain about the way hospitals appear to be hastening the deaths of elderly patients.'

More definitions

1. to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place. verb (used with object)

2. to cause to hasten; accelerate: to hasten someone from a room; to hasten the arrival of a happier time.

More examples(as adjective)

"mothers can be hasten."

"fathers can be hasten."

Origin

Mid 16th century: extended form of haste, on the pattern of verbs in -en.