antedate

[ verb an-ti-deyt, an-ti-deyt; noun an-ti-deyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF antedate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTEDATE

These figures are, however, unreliable, and antedate the Russian Revolution.

This would make them antedate July, 1759, which is not true of the bakehouse.

So does the species of animal or plant outlast and antedate the lifetime of one man.

The actual beginnings of the town may antedate the Romans, but of this we know nothing.

Here again Pitt's hopeful nature led him to antedate the course of events.

Their veritable records represent this people as far back as the days of Abraham, and, indeed, they antedate that period.

By reading a man does as it were antedate his life, and makes himself contemporary with the ages past.

No hostile hand can antedate my doom, Till fate condemns me to the silent tomb.

And yet there are many buildings in England still standing that antedate 1725 by many years, some by centuries.

The other numerous observations made by him antedate his American life and need not be mentioned here.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, earlier as noun meaning "a backdating, false early date attached to a document or event" (1570s); from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + date (v.1). Related: Antedated; antedating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANTEDATE

precede

verbgo ahead of
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