antedate


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an·te·date

 (ăn′tĭ-dāt′)
tr.v. an·te·dat·ed, an·te·dat·ing, an·te·dates
1. To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.
2.
a. To assign to a date earlier than that of the actual occurrence.
b. To date as of a time before that of actual execution: antedate a contract; antedate a check.
n.
A date given to an event or a document that is earlier than the actual date.

antedate

vb (tr)
1. to be or occur at an earlier date than
2. to affix a date to (a document, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
3. to assign a date to (an event, etc) that is earlier than its previously assigned date
4. to cause to occur sooner
n
an earlier date

an•te•date

(v. ˈæn tɪˌdeɪt, ˌæn tɪˈdeɪt; n. ˈæn tɪˌdeɪt)

v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to be of older date than; precede in time.
3. to assign to an earlier date: to antedate a historical event.
4. to cause to happen sooner; accelerate.
5. Archaic. to take or have in advance; anticipate.
n.
6. a prior date.
[1570–80]

antedate


Past participle: antedated
Gerund: antedating

Imperative
antedate
antedate
Present
I antedate
you antedate
he/she/it antedates
we antedate
you antedate
they antedate
Preterite
I antedated
you antedated
he/she/it antedated
we antedated
you antedated
they antedated
Present Continuous
I am antedating
you are antedating
he/she/it is antedating
we are antedating
you are antedating
they are antedating
Present Perfect
I have antedated
you have antedated
he/she/it has antedated
we have antedated
you have antedated
they have antedated
Past Continuous
I was antedating
you were antedating
he/she/it was antedating
we were antedating
you were antedating
they were antedating
Past Perfect
I had antedated
you had antedated
he/she/it had antedated
we had antedated
you had antedated
they had antedated
Future
I will antedate
you will antedate
he/she/it will antedate
we will antedate
you will antedate
they will antedate
Future Perfect
I will have antedated
you will have antedated
he/she/it will have antedated
we will have antedated
you will have antedated
they will have antedated
Future Continuous
I will be antedating
you will be antedating
he/she/it will be antedating
we will be antedating
you will be antedating
they will be antedating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been antedating
you have been antedating
he/she/it has been antedating
we have been antedating
you have been antedating
they have been antedating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been antedating
you will have been antedating
he/she/it will have been antedating
we will have been antedating
you will have been antedating
they will have been antedating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been antedating
you had been antedating
he/she/it had been antedating
we had been antedating
you had been antedating
they had been antedating
Conditional
I would antedate
you would antedate
he/she/it would antedate
we would antedate
you would antedate
they would antedate
Past Conditional
I would have antedated
you would have antedated
he/she/it would have antedated
we would have antedated
you would have antedated
they would have antedated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.antedate - be earlier in timeantedate - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
2.antedate - establish something as being earlier relative to something else
chronologise, chronologize - establish the order in time of something; "The archivist chronologized the documents"

antedate

verb
To come, exist, or occur before in time:
Translations

antedate

[ˈæntɪˈdeɪt] VT
1. (= precede) → preceder, ser anterior a
text A antedates B by 50 yearsel texto A es anterior a B en 50 años
this building antedates the Norman conquesteste edificio data de antes de or es anterior a la conquista normanda
2. [+ cheque] → antedatar

antedate

[ˈæntɪˈdeɪt] vt
a. (precede) → precedere
b. (document) → retrodatare
References in classic literature ?
These poetic fragments clearly antedate the "Life" itself, which seems to have been so written round them as to supply appropriate occasions for their composition.
No man can antedate his experience, or guess what faculty or feeling a new object shall unlock, any more than he can draw to-day the face of a person whom he shall see to-morrow for the first time.
The roots of this pattern antedate the regime change in 1989 and already appeared in one-party elections under the overshadowed on the 2009 national referenda, however it still survived as a "subterranean" phenomenon.
In his brief exploration of whether human rights antedate the French Revolution, Neier invokes the English historian Christopher Hill to trace a direct line between the pioneering efforts of the famous Diggers and Levellers of seventeenth-century England and his own strenuous activities centuries later.
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I have worked in that collection, and the punch of those 1920s shots of intimate sexual positions among amateurs who happened to have a camera handy is breathtaking: the photos well antedate any modern technology.
Also, because of time lags between dates of publications and actual appearances (either of the publication itself or its availability on line or on library shelves), I mention several works that antedate the immediate span of this survey.
A few gleanings: Jerusalem was unwalled and unfortified between the 16th to 8th centuries; the Albright thesis of a unified conquest has been abandoned by mainstream scholarship; the spread of alphabetic writing did not antedate the.
Indeed, Heng argues, such medieval travel narratives antedate by three or four or five centuries the examples of travel writing usually cited by late-twentieth-century critical discourse on anthropology, and in some such travel romances the "role and position of the narrator is configured in ways startlingly predictive of the role and position of the 'scientific ethnographer' today" (295).
After that, the normal rule (no payment of expenses that antedate the account) will be in force.
It can also antedate the eventual development of multiple myeloma months or years later.