Definitions

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  • v. To reschedule to a time earlier than the current scheduled time.

Etymologies

From pre- and postpone. See also Latin praepōno ("to place before") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Actually, the question should be why there isn't any word 'prepone' in British English.

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  • Take the word, "prepone," the opposite of postpone, which most other English speakers have never heard of.

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  • "We hope the ECB will be able to prepone their domestic tournament and be able to participate by making this minor adjustment to their schedule," Modi told Cricinfo.

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  • I want to knw how can i prepone my menses so that it does nt collide with my marriage date.?

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  • It also decided to prepone the timing of the drought relief work to 6 am from 3 pm.

    The Times of India

  • Considering the severe heat wave conditions, the meeting also decided to prepone the timings of the relief work to 6 am from 3 pm which includes one hour rest time.

    The Times of India

  • So if you were going to buy a home or a car in the near future, it makes sense to prepone your borrowing and go in for the current teaser schemes with their safety of fixed rates for at least 2-3 years.

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  • 'The state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu at a meeting here late Saturday endorsed the decision of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) to prepone the assembly polls and hold them along with the Lok Sabha elections to save money, time and energy,' state Parliamentary Affairs Minister and government spokesman Tako Dabi said Sunday.

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  • The way we act in the future may postpone for 1 year to infinity and even may prepone to tomorrow.

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  • The decision to prepone BOLO RAAM seems to be a wise one as only Saurabh Shukla's RAAT GAYI BAAT GAYI is listed for release on

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  • Prepone is an antonym for postpone. It refers to holding an event earlier than planned.

    "We had to prepone the baby shower when Mary was put on bed rest."

    July 9, 2009

  • To reschedule to an earlier time; opposite of postpone. It is commonly used in India, but not in U.S.

    June 9, 2009

  • So what you get would be a preposition and what you do would be a preponement?

    February 5, 2008

  • Quite logical, really!

    February 4, 2008

  • In India, prepone means to bring something forward, ie. antonym of postpone.

    February 4, 2008