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tr.v. back·dat·ed, back·dat·ing, back·dates
To mark or supply with a date that is earlier than the actual date: backdate a check.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (tr) to make effective from an earlier date: the pay rise was backdated to August.



v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate.
[1945–50, Amer.]


Past participle: backdated
Gerund: backdating

I backdate
you backdate
he/she/it backdates
we backdate
you backdate
they backdate
I backdated
you backdated
he/she/it backdated
we backdated
you backdated
they backdated
Present Continuous
I am backdating
you are backdating
he/she/it is backdating
we are backdating
you are backdating
they are backdating
Present Perfect
I have backdated
you have backdated
he/she/it has backdated
we have backdated
you have backdated
they have backdated
Past Continuous
I was backdating
you were backdating
he/she/it was backdating
we were backdating
you were backdating
they were backdating
Past Perfect
I had backdated
you had backdated
he/she/it had backdated
we had backdated
you had backdated
they had backdated
I will backdate
you will backdate
he/she/it will backdate
we will backdate
you will backdate
they will backdate
Future Perfect
I will have backdated
you will have backdated
he/she/it will have backdated
we will have backdated
you will have backdated
they will have backdated
Future Continuous
I will be backdating
you will be backdating
he/she/it will be backdating
we will be backdating
you will be backdating
they will be backdating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backdating
you have been backdating
he/she/it has been backdating
we have been backdating
you have been backdating
they have been backdating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backdating
you will have been backdating
he/she/it will have been backdating
we will have been backdating
you will have been backdating
they will have been backdating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backdating
you had been backdating
he/she/it had been backdating
we had been backdating
you had been backdating
they had been backdating
I would backdate
you would backdate
he/she/it would backdate
we would backdate
you would backdate
they would backdate
Past Conditional
I would have backdated
you would have backdated
he/she/it would have backdated
we would have backdated
you would have backdated
they would have backdated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.backdate - make effective from an earlier datebackdate - make effective from an earlier date; "The increase in tax was backdated to January"
effect - act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"
يُؤَرِّخ بِتاريخ سابِقيَجْعَل لهُ مَفْعولا رجْعِيّـاا
antedatovatse zpětnou platností
baguddateregive tilbagevirkende krafttilbagedatere
antedatálvisszamenõleg fizet
dagsetja aftur í tímagreiîa afturvirkt
antedatovaťso spätnou platnosťou
daha önceki bir tarihi atmakgeçmişi kapsamakgeriye dönük olmakön günlemek


[ˈbækˈdeɪt] VT [+ cheque] → poner fecha anterior a, antedatar; [+ pay rise] → dar efecto retroactivo a
a pay rise backdated to Aprilun aumento salarial con efecto retroactivo desde abril


[ˌbækˈdeɪt] vt
[+ letter] → antidater; [+ cheque] → antidater
backdated pay rise → augmentation f avec effet rétroactif
a pay rise backdated to January → une augmentation avec effet rétroactif à compter de janvier


[ˌbækˈdeɪt] vt (arrangement, document) → retrodatare
backdated pay rise → aumento (di stipendio) retroattivo


(bӕk) noun
1. in man, the part of the body from the neck to the bottom of the spine. She lay on her back.
2. in animals, the upper part of the body. She put the saddle on the horse's back.
3. that part of anything opposite to or furthest from the front. the back of the house; She sat at the back of the hall.
4. in football, hockey etc a player who plays behind the forwards.
of or at the back. the back door.
1. to, or at, the place or person from which a person or thing came. I went back to the shop; He gave the car back to its owner.
2. away (from something); not near (something). Move back! Let the ambulance get to the injured man; Keep back from me or I'll hit you!
3. towards the back (of something). Sit back in your chair.
4. in return; in response to. When the teacher is scolding you, don't answer back.
5. to, or in, the past. Think back to your childhood.
1. to (cause to) move backwards. He backed (his car) out of the garage.
2. to help or support. Will you back me against the others?
3. to bet or gamble on. I backed your horse to win.
ˈbacker noun
a person who supports someone or something, especially with money. the backer of the new theatre.
ˈbackbite verb
to criticize a person when he is not present.
ˈbackbiting noun
Constant backbiting by her colleagues led to her resignation.
ˈbackbone noun
1. the spine. the backbone of a fish.
2. the chief support. The older employees are the backbone of the industry.
ˈbackbreaking adjective
(of a task etc) very difficult or requiring very hard work. Digging the garden is a backbreaking job.
ˌbackˈdate verb
1. to put an earlier date on (a cheque etc). He should have paid his bill last month and so he has backdated the cheque.
2. to make payable from a date in the past. Our rise in pay was backdated to April.
ˌbackˈfire verb
1. (of a motor-car etc) to make a loud bang because of unburnt gases in the exhaust system. The car backfired.
2. (of a plan etc) to have unexpected results, often opposite to the intended results. His scheme backfired (on him), and he lost money.
ˈbackground noun
1. the space behind the principal or most important figures or objects of a picture etc. He always paints ships against a background of stormy skies; trees in the background of the picture.
2. happenings that go before, and help to explain, an event etc. the background to a situation.
3. a person's origins, education etc. She was ashamed of her humble background.
ˈbackhand noun
1. in tennis etc, a stroke or shot with the back of one's hand turned towards the ball. a clever backhand; His backhand is very strong.
2. writing with the letters sloping backwards. I can always recognize her backhand.
using backhand. She played the stroke backhand; She writes backhand.
ˈbacklog noun
a pile of uncompleted work etc which has collected. a backlog of orders because of the strike.
ˌback-ˈnumber noun
an out-of-date copy or issue of a magazine etc. He collects back-numbers of comic magazines.
ˈbackpack noun
(especially American) a bag that walkers, people who go on trips, or students carry on their backs.
ˈbackpacking: go backpacking
to go on trips or go camping carrying a backpack.
ˈbackpacker noun
ˈbackside noun
the bottom or buttocks. He sits on his backside all day long and does no work.
ˈbackslash noun
the sign (\).
ˈbackstroke noun
in swimming, a stroke made when lying on one's back in the water. The child is good at backstroke.
ˈbackup noun
1. additional people who provide help when it is needed. The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.
2. a copy of a computer file that can be used in case the original is destroyed.
3. (also adjective) a piece of equipment, a system etc that can be used when there is a problem with the original one. a backup plan; We have a backup generator in case the power fails.
ˈbackwash noun
1. a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water. the backwash of the steamer.
2. the unintentional results of an action, situation etc. The backwash of that firm's financial troubles affected several other firms.
ˈbackwater noun
1. a stretch of river not in the main stream.
2. a place not affected by what is happening in the world outside. That village is rather a backwater.
ˌbackˈyard noun
(especially American) a garden at the back of a house etc. He grows vegetables in his backyard.
back down
to give up one's opinion, claim etc. She backed down in the face of strong opposition.
back of
(American) behind. He parked back of the store.
back on to
(of a building etc) to have its back next to (something). My house backs on to the racecourse.
back out
1. to move out backwards. He opened the garage door and backed (his car) out.
2. to withdraw from a promise etc. You promised to help – you mustn't back out now!
back up
1. to support or encourage. The new evidence backed up my arguments.
2. to make a copy of the information stored on the computer or disk.
have one's back to the wall
to be in a very difficult or desperate situation. He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.
put someone's back up
to anger someone. He put my back up with his boasting.
take a back seat
to take an unimportant position. At these discussions he always takes a back seat and listens to others talking.
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