predate
transitive verb Date: circa 1864 antedate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Predate — Pre*date , v. t. To date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predate — index antecede, antedate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prédaté — ● prédaté, prédatée adjectif Se dit d un support sur lequel la date est déjà inscrite …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • predate — (v.) to seek prey, 1974, a back formation from PREDATOR (Cf. predator), etc. Related: Predated; predating …   Etymology dictionary

  • predate — [prē dāt′] vt. predated, predating 1. to put a date on (something) that is earlier than the current date 2. to come before in time …   English World dictionary

  • predate — UK [ˌpriːˈdeɪt] / US [ˌprɪˈdeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms predate : present tense I/you/we/they predate he/she/it predates present participle predating past tense predated past participle predated 1) to exist or happen earlier than someone or …   English dictionary

  • predate — I. /ˌpriˈdeɪt / (say .pree dayt) verb (t) (predated, predating) 1. to date before the actual time: he predated the cheque by three days. 2. to precede in date. II. /prəˈdeɪt/ (say pruh dayt) phrase (predated, predating) predate on, 1. (of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • predate — pre•date [[t]ˈpriˈdeɪt[/t]] v. t. dat•ed, dat•ing 1) to date before the actual time: to predate a check[/ex] 2) to precede in time • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • predate — /pree dayt /, v.t., predated, predating. 1. to date before the actual time; antedate: He predated the check by three days. 2. to precede in date: a house that predates the Civil War. [1860 65; PRE + DATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • predate — 1. verb /ˈpriːˌdeɪt,ˌpriːˈdeɪt/ a) To designate a date earlier than the actual one; to move a date, appointment, event, or period of time to an earlier point (contrast postdate .) The Japanese use of Pascals Triangle predates its discovery by… …   Wiktionary

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