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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Establish something as being earlier relative to something else; Prey on or hunt for; Come before; Be earlier in time.

Usage examples (38)
  • These mammals predate certain eggs
  • A Toys 'R' Us spokesman said today that the cribs in the expanded recall predate those tests.
  • Speaking as a child of the late 70’s, I have to know, did that term predate the Batman-wannabe cartoon character, or derive from it?
  • And it's devastating because sharks predate dinosaurs. for more
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