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 Dictionary entry overview: What does postdate mean? 

  The verb POSTDATE has 2 senses:

1. be later in time
2. establish something as being later relative to something else

  Familiarity information: POSTDATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1postdate [BACK TO TOP]


Be later in time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


postdate; follow

Context example:

Tuesday always follows Monday

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


predate (be earlier in time; go back further)

Sense 2postdate [BACK TO TOP]


Establish something as being later relative to something else

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

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

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


predate (establish something as being earlier relative to something else)

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