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Urgent ActionPlay
Use 'hasten' when emphasizing urgency and the importance of time in completing an action. SlideWe must hasten the release of the new product to beat our competitors.
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Deliberate SpeedPlay
'Hasten' often implies intentional action to increase speed, not a natural or automatic process. SlideThe onset of winter hastened the birds' migration.
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Negative ConsequencesPlay
Sometimes 'hasten' indicates causing something negative to happen sooner, like failure or demise. SlideIgnoring the symptoms might hasten serious health issues.