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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To precede in time.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To precede in time. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A date assigned to an event or affixed to a document that is earlier than the actual date of the event or document.

Usage examples (34)
  • But the fact is that this plan of tithing antedates the time of Moses by hundreds of years.
  • Many of the works we’d name antedate Willy the Wizard.
  • We are told that the trees of this forest antedate those of the
  • But they probably did not long antedate the knowledge of metals. for more
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  • ''Antedate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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