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Antedate

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Verb

1. antecede, antedate, forego, forgo, precede, predate

be earlier in time; go back further

Example Sentences:
'Stone tools precede bronze tools'

2. antedate, foredate, predate

establish something as being earlier relative to something else

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Antedate

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verb (ˈæntɪˌdeɪt , ˌæntɪˈdeɪt ) (transitive)
1. 
to be or occur at an earlier date than
2. 
to affix a date to (a document, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
3. 
to assign a date to (an event, etc) that is earlier than its previously assigned date
4. 
to cause to occur sooner
noun (ˈæntɪˌdeɪt )
5. 
an earlier date

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Antedate

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈanteˌdated or ˈanteˌdating
1. 
to put a date on that is earlier than the actual date
to antedate a check
2. 
to come or happen at an earlier date than; come before
3. 
to make happen earlier; accelerate
4. 
to set an earlier date for
5.  Archaic
to anticipate
noun
6. 
a date fixed for a historical event, writing, etc. that is earlier than the actual one

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Antedate

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tr.v. an·te·dat·ed, an·te·dat·ing, an·te·dates
1. To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.
2.
a. To assign to a date earlier than that of the actual occurrence.
b. To date as of a time before that of actual execution: antedate a contract; antedate a check.
3. To assign an earlier date to: The researcher antedated three words as the result of researching a collection of 18th-century letters.
n.
A date given to an event or a document that is earlier than the actual date.

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