predate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹiːˌdeɪt/, /ˌpɹiːˈdeɪt/
Verb

predate (predates, present participle predating; past and past participle predated)

  1. To designate a date earlier than the actual one; to move a date, appointment, event, or period of time to an earlier point (contrast "postdate".)
  2. (transitive) To exist or to occur before something else; to antedate.
    The Chinese use of Pascal's Triangle predates its discovery by Blaise Pascal.
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predate (plural predates)

  1. A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /pɹəˈdeɪt/
  • (RP) IPA: /pɹɪˈdeɪt/
Verb

predate (predates, present participle predating; past and past participle predated)

  1. To prey upon something.
Synonyms
  • (to prey upon): prey
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