Definition of backdate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    backdate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈdeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈdeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they backdate
    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈdeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈdeɪt//
     
    he / she / it backdates
    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈdeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈdeɪts//
     
    past simple backdated
    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈdeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle backdated
    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈdeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form backdating
    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈdeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈdeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1backdate something to write a date on a cheque or other document that is earlier than the actual date compare post-date
  2. 2backdate something (British English) to make something, especially a payment, take effect from an earlier date Postal workers are getting a 5.2% pay rise, backdated to February.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backdate