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tr.v. pre·dat·ed, pre·dat·ing, pre·dates
1. To mark or designate with a date earlier than the actual one: predated the check.
2. To precede in time; antedate.
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1. to affix a date to (a document, paper, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
2. to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is earlier than the actual or previously assigned date of occurrence
3. to be or occur at an earlier date than; precede in time
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v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
1. to date before the actual time: to predate a check.
2. to precede in time.
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Past participle: predated
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|Verb||1.||predate - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"|
|2.||predate - come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"|
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
|3.||predate - prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"|
forage - wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods"
|4.||predate - establish something as being earlier relative to something else|
chronologise, chronologize - establish the order in time of something; "The archivist chronologized the documents"
postdate - establish something as being later relative to something else
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predate[ˈpriːˈdeɪt] VT (= put earlier date on) → poner fecha anterior a, antedatar; (= precede) → preceder, ser anterior a
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
predate[ˌpriːˈdeɪt] vt (= precede) → précéder
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