Definition of antepone in English:

antepone

verb

Grammar
  • with object To place before in position; to set before in preference.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From classical Latin antepōnere to place in front (of), to put (a word, prefix, or letter) before, to place before in time, to esteem more highly, to prefer, to give (a person) precedence, to choose, appoint from ante- + pōnere to put, place.

Pronunciation

antepone

/antɪˈpəʊn/