Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): pre·poned; pre·pon·ing
Etymology: Latin preponere to place before, prepone, from pre- + ponere to place -- more at POSITION
Date: circa 2003, Providence RI
1 : to put off to an earlier time : pre-DEFER
2 a : to place earlier (as in a sentence) than the normal position in English <prepone an adjective> b : to place earlier in order of precedence, preference, or importance.
Jonas, Peter and Rowena scheduled a meeting for 11:00, but Sam preponed it to 10:00 due to an impending etymology debate.