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What is the opposite of delay?

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Opposite of a period of time by which something is late or postponed
“As the timer ran down, he gobbled up his meal with extraordinary expedition to win first prize.”
Opposite of the act of putting off until a later time
“An advance of the appointment was required due to complications experienced by the patient.”
Opposite of the action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
“Your mission must be completed with haste!”
Opposite of lack of decision or purpose
Opposite of a temporary stop in action or speech
Opposite of the act of retarding or delaying
Opposite of the property of being late
Opposite of a glitch or difficulty, typically serious or major
Opposite of a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings
“An application for the resumption of proceedings may be made after three months.”
Opposite of something that impedes, or stands in the way of, progress
“My termination turned out to be a blessing as I ended up with a bigger salary at my new job.”
Opposite of an interruption or interval
“To maintain the continuity of the record it is necessary that the cycled radiometers have the same spectral responsivities.”
Opposite of a feeling of doubt qualifying acceptance of a person, statement, or plan
“People experiment with online personas and often demonstrate freedom of expression and candidness they feel unable to reveal in daily life.”
Opposite of to make (someone or something) late or slow
“We should avoid taking shortcuts just to hasten the time it takes to reach our destination.”
(advance) Opposite of to put off until a later time
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to bring forward our holiday by a week.”
(proceed) Opposite of to put off until a later time
“We need to proceed now, or the others will catch up to us!”
Opposite of to move or act at a slow speed
“We must hurry to the airport, or we will miss our flight.”
Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
Opposite of to delay or postpone
Opposite of to waver between different courses of action
Opposite of to store or shelve (something that is no longer used)
Opposite of to impede the work or ability of, especially intending to cause failure
Opposite of to delay taking action
“This is a dire situation, and we need to act now!”
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