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Definition of predate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

predate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌpriˈdeɪt//
 
(also antedate) predate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predate
 
he / she / it predates
 
past simple predated
 
-ing form predating
 
 
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to be built or formed, or to happen, at an earlier date than something else in the past Few of the town's fine buildings predate the earthquake of 1755. opposite postdate
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