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beforehand

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of beforehand

  1. 1 before the usual or expected time <if you arrive beforehand, we won't be entirely prepared yet> Synonyms early, inopportunely, precociously, prematurely, unseasonablyRelated Words immediately, instantly, presently, promptly, pronto, punctually; apropos, betimes, seasonablyAntonyms belatedly, late, tardily

  2. 2 so as to precede something in order of time <if you get ready beforehand, you won't have to rush at the last minute> Synonyms afore [chiefly dialect], already, antecedently, anteriorly, before, ahead, earlier, formerly, preliminarily, previouslyRelated Words a priori, early, prematurely; first, first off, now; before long, erelong [archaic], presently, shortly, soonNear Antonyms behind, by and by, next, subsequentlyAntonyms after, afterward (or afterwards), later





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