Prepone or Advance?

Postpone(v) = put off until another time.

  • The management decided to postpone the exams to the next month.
  • The meeting was postponed for another week.
  • The members feel it would be wrong to postpone such a crucial debate until some future date.

Advance(v) = move forward in time to make it earlier.

  • The date of the meeting was advanced from 20th Dec to 5th Dec.
  • They advanced the date of their daughter’s marriage to January in view of her University exams due in March.

[i.e., ‘advance’ is the opposite of ‘postpone’]

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