[hey-suh n] /ˈheɪ sən/

verb (used without object)
to move or act with ; proceed with ; hurry:
to hasten to a place.
verb (used with object)
to cause to hasten; accelerate:
to hasten someone from a room; to hasten the arrival of a happier time.
(may take an infinitive) to hurry or cause to hurry; rush
(transitive) to be anxious (to say something): I hasten to add that we are just good friends

1560s, extended form of haste (v.) with -en (1). Related: Hastened; hastening.


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