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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 ?
but many antedated photography, and were pictured in
The Beauforts' house was one of the few in New York that possessed a ball-room (it antedated even Mrs.
Men like Al Mayo and Jack McQuestion antedated him; but they had entered the land by crossing the Rockies from the Hudson Bay country to the east.
I think Macaulay a little antedated Dickens in my affections, but when I came to the novels of that masterful artist (as I must call him, with a thousand reservations as to the times when he is not a master and not an artist), I did not fail to fall under his spell.
In other words, parts of the Chinese infrastructure investment spree antedated even Xi's rise to power.
They in connivance with each other, obtained an antedated complaint dated 07.
When Selig became acting commissioner in 1992, baseball still had an economic model that antedated television, radio, flight and the internal combustion engine.
Wattoo was also accused of passing antedated orders to favour the applicants in four petitions after his transfer from the post of EDO (Revenue) in September 2010.
Goodland focuses on the NED and the OED as he discusses antedated and un-antedated first citations and their possible contexts, both in terms of the words' original uses and the aims of the dictionaries.
We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.
He also made Sarhento Fofongay, which antedated the entry of homosexuals into the police and the military.
Losurdo's concern with exposing the already exposed problematic character of liberal thought, his use of antedated bigoted language, and his neglect of gender as a primary axis of analysis lend Liberalism a dated feel, as if one were reading a text from the late 1960s or 1970s.