Definition of prepone in English:

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Pronunciation: /priːˈpəʊn/


[with object] Indian
Bring (something) forward to an earlier date or time: the publication date has been preponed from July to June
More example sentences
  • Improvised from ‘postpone,’ it means to warn of a foreseeable problem, as in, ‘I am out of my station and, as such, I will prepone the updations until today night,’ as one of his students wrote in an e-mail.
  • The most recent anti-social activities are probably intended to pressurise the Government into preponing the date of their release.
  • Hinglish may be catching, but it could be a while before a British man says to his wife in the morning: ‘Darling, can you prepone (bring forward) my meeting with the bank manager or ask my secretary to do the needful?’


Early 20th century: blend of pre- and postpone.

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