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pre·date

 (prē-dāt′)
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.

predate

(priːˈdeɪt)
vb (tr)
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

pre•date

(ˈpriˈdeɪt)

v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
1. to date before the actual time: to predate a check.
2. to precede in time.
[1860–65]

predate


Past participle: predated
Gerund: predating

Imperative
predate
predate
Present
I predate
you predate
he/she/it predates
we predate
you predate
they predate
Preterite
I predated
you predated
he/she/it predated
we predated
you predated
they predated
Present Continuous
I am predating
you are predating
he/she/it is predating
we are predating
you are predating
they are predating
Present Perfect
I have predated
you have predated
he/she/it has predated
we have predated
you have predated
they have predated
Past Continuous
I was predating
you were predating
he/she/it was predating
we were predating
you were predating
they were predating
Past Perfect
I had predated
you had predated
he/she/it had predated
we had predated
you had predated
they had predated
Future
I will predate
you will predate
he/she/it will predate
we will predate
you will predate
they will predate
Future Perfect
I will have predated
you will have predated
he/she/it will have predated
we will have predated
you will have predated
they will have predated
Future Continuous
I will be predating
you will be predating
he/she/it will be predating
we will be predating
you will be predating
they will be predating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predating
you have been predating
he/she/it has been predating
we have been predating
you have been predating
they have been predating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predating
you will have been predating
he/she/it will have been predating
we will have been predating
you will have been predating
they will have been predating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predating
you had been predating
he/she/it had been predating
we had been predating
you had been predating
they had been predating
Conditional
I would predate
you would predate
he/she/it would predate
we would predate
you would predate
they would predate
Past Conditional
I would have predated
you would have predated
he/she/it would have predated
we would have predated
you would have predated
they would have predated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.predate - be earlier in timepredate - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
postdate, follow - be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
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

predate

verb
To come, exist, or occur before in time:
Translations

predate

[ˈpriːˈdeɪt] VT (= put earlier date on) → poner fecha anterior a, antedatar; (= precede) → preceder, ser anterior a

predate

[ˌpriːˈdeɪt] vt (= precede) → précéder

predate

vt (= precede)zeitlich vorangehen (+dat); cheque, letterzurückdatieren

predate

[ˌpriːˈdeɪt] vt (precede) → precedere; (put earlier date on) → retrodatare
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