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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
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