I am working on building active voice and concision in my writing style. I must describe an event that may be moved up early from its current scheduling. The only word found that describes this concept is "Prepone." Obviously, this isn't a common English word except in India apparently. Thank you.

  • Move up is quite common, but that's two words. Hasten has a slightly different connotation . Accelerate is similar to hasten and advance.
    – DWKraus
    Apr 13, 2022 at 3:56

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We have to advance this presentation or this other one won't make sense.


As suggested by Amadeus, it should be advance. The fact remains that though the word may seem quite prosaic, it is quite technical in its usage.

It is further emphasized by this definition of the word given by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Look at the third entry for the meaning.



As in, "We upped the date."

Moved up:

Technically two words, but more precise than upped.


"We hastened the schedule." It sounds slightly different, but could work.


"We accelerated the planned date." Similar to Hastened, the meaning is slightly different but workable.

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