antedate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ante- + date

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antedate (third-person singular simple present antedates, present participle antedating, simple past and past participle antedated)

  1. To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time
  2. To assign a date to a document or action earlier than the actual date; to backdate

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Noun[edit]

antedate

  1. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.
  2. (obsolete) anticipation
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Donne to this entry?)

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

antedate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of antedatar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of antedatar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of antedatar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of antedatar.