What is the opposite of delay?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
“Your mission must be completed with haste!”
Noun
Opposite of a temporary or conditional delay or interruption in a process or activity
Noun
Opposite of the state of being irresolute
Noun
Opposite of a temporary difficulty or problem
Noun
Opposite of an interval or passage of time
Noun
Opposite of the property of being late
Noun
Opposite of a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings
“An application for the resumption of proceedings may be made after three months.”
Noun
Opposite of bottleneck or delay
Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to make (someone or something) late or slow
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“We should avoid taking shortcuts just to hasten the time it takes to reach our destination.”
Verb
(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.”
Verb
(proceed) Opposite of to put off until a later time
“We need to proceed now, or the others will catch up to us!”
Verb
Opposite of to move or act at a slow speed
“We must hurry to the airport, or we will miss our flight.”
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Opposite of to impede the work or ability of, especially intending to cause failure
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Opposite of to delay or postpone
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Opposite of delay
Verb
Opposite of to delay taking action
“This is a dire situation, and we need to act now!”
Verb
Opposite of to waver between different courses of action
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