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See also: pre-date
- 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".)
- (transitive) To exist or to occur before something else; to antedate.
- The Chinese use of Pascal's Triangle predates its discovery by Blaise Pascal.
- 2020 May 20, Paul Clifton, “A hydrogen solution to decarbonisation?”, in Rail, page 54:
- "The Tees Valley has ageing diesel trains that predate any form of emission control.
- (to designate a date earlier): antedate, backdate, foredate; see also Thesaurus:backdate
- (to occur before something else): antedate; see also Thesaurus:predate
- (to designate a date earlier): overdate, postdate; see also Thesaurus:overdate
- (to occur before something else): postdate
predate (plural predates)
- A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɹəˈdeɪt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈdeɪt/
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- To prey upon something.
- (to prey upon): prey
- predate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- predate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.