predate

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See also: pre-date

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From pre- +‎ date

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːˌdeɪt/, /ˌpɹiːˈdeɪt/
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predate (third-person singular simple present predates, present participle predating, simple past and past participle predated)

  1. 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".)
  2. (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.
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Noun[edit]

predate (plural predates)

  1. A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from predation or predator.

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predate (third-person singular simple present predates, present participle predating, simple past and past participle predated)

  1. To prey upon something.
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  • (to prey upon): prey
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References[edit]

  • predate at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • predate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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Verb[edit]

predate

  1. inflection of predare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of predato