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 Dictionary entry overview: What does antedate mean? 

  The verb ANTEDATE has 2 senses:

1. be earlier in time; go back further
2. establish something as being earlier relative to something else

  Familiarity information: ANTEDATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1antedate [BACK TO TOP]


Be earlier in time; go back further

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


antecede; antedate; forego; precede; predate; forgo

Context example:

Stone tools precede bronze tools

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sense 2antedate [BACK TO TOP]


Establish something as being earlier relative to something else

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


foredate; antedate; predate

Hypernyms (to "antedate" is one way to...):

chronologise; chronologize (establish the order in time of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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