listen to the pronunciation of hasten
Englisch - Englisch
To move in a quick fashion
To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier
To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker

and prescribed policies and packages of military, economic and technical assistance to hasten their inevitable march toward development and modernity.

{v} to hurry, urge or push on, drive
If you hasten to do something, you are quick to do it. She more than anyone had hastened to sign the contract
speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly
act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry
cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
{f} hurry; accelerate, cause to move at a greater pace
If you hasten an event or process, often an unpleasant one, you make it happen faster or sooner. But if he does this, he may hasten the collapse of his own country. = speed up
If you hasten to say something, you quickly add something to what you have just said in order to prevent it being misunderstood. He hastened to assure me that there was nothing traumatic to report
hasten death
make death happen sooner
To hasten
past of hasten
proceeding quickly or in haste; "to hastening ills a prey"- Oliver Goldsmith
present participle of hasten
third person singular of hasten