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3 definitions found
 for predate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  predate
      v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede
           bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego,
           forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow,
           postdate]
      2: come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they
         modify" [syn: precede, predate]
      3: prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"
         [syn: raven, prey, predate]
      4: establish something as being earlier relative to something
         else [syn: predate, antedate, foredate] [ant:
         postdate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "predate":
     announce, antecede, antedate, anticipate, backdate, be before,
     be dated, be early, bear date, come before, date, date at,
     date-stamp, dateline, datemark, forerun, go before, herald,
     make a date, pace, postdate, precede, precurse, preexist, proclaim,
     set the date, update, usher in
  
  

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