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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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede
bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego,
forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow,
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:
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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