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ANTEDATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does antedate mean? 

ANTEDATE (verb)
  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 


ANTEDATE (verb)


Sense 1antedate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be earlier in time; go back further

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

antecede; antedate; forego; precede; predate; forgo

Context example:

Stone tools precede bronze tools

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2antedate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish something as being earlier relative to something else

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

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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