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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.
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This would then mean that the preincarnate Logos would lead people to the knowledge of God, a revelatory activity that antedates Christianity.
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Scott makes a case for saying that the Meno antedates the Gorgias; in this way he can disarm the apparent conflict between the admiration Socrates shows for Themistocles and Pericles in the Meno--they may not have been able to teach virtue to their sons, but it is conceded that they had true beliefs and thus had virtue in an attenuated way--and his condemnation of them in the Gorgias, by claiming that the latter rests on a 'deeper' analysis of political virtue than was available to him in the Meno.
7) This antedates by 125 years the earliest example of the verb 'revive' in the theatrical sense recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary, which does however give an instance of the noun 'revival' from 1664.
This finding "clearly support[s] the conclusion that subtle neurologic dysfunction in PTSD does not reflect brain damage acquired along with the PTSD but instead represents a familial vulnerability factor, which likely antedates the traumatic exposure," the investigators said.
The Ballets Russes antedates this philosophy, and its dancers are full of broad expression and seething passion.