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verb as in occur or cause to occur earlier


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A foreign patent in order to invalidate an American patent must antedate the invention patented.

However, most of the older residences in Fredericksburg antedate the fire, and are of an earlier Colonial period.

They antedate questions, and thus in all cases aggravate the difficulty of answering them satisfactorily.

So powerful is this instinctive faith that men of simple modes of character are prone to antedate its consummation.

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

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to antedate, such as: antecede, backdate, come first, go before, misdate, and precede.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.