Definition of apace in English:

apace

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adverb

  • 1 literary Swiftly; quickly.

    ‘the vaccine rollout continues apace’
    • ‘the city's population was growing apace, with its ever-expanding boundaries swallowing up many outlying villages’
    • ‘Work on the last minute feature continues apace, with it being dropped onto the page and lined up nicely today, and almost ready for proofing by six.’
    • ‘There was no hard landing and housing construction continued apace.’
    • ‘Plans are continuing apace for the Fairymount National School centenary celebrations later in the year.’
    • ‘Team-building is also continuing apace at Hunslet whose second row forward Sean Ibbetson is reckoned to be a Knights target.’
    • ‘Preparations for the new season at Gigg Lane continue apace.’
    quickly, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, without delay, post-haste, expeditiously, at full speed, at full tilt
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  • 2apace with or apace ofAt the same speed or rate as.

    ‘firms are trying to keep apace with all of the economic upheaval’
    • ‘the facilities have not grown apace with the population explosion’
    • ‘simply keeping apace of these changes has proved a daunting task for all educational institutions’
    quickly, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, without delay, post-haste, expeditiously, at full speed, at full tilt
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Pronunciation

apace

/əˈpās/ /əˈpeɪs/

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French a pas ‘at (a considerable) pace’.