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Definitions for antiquate
ˈæn tɪˌkweɪtan·ti·quate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antiquateverb

    make obsolete or old-fashioned

  2. antique, antiquateverb

    give an antique appearance to

    "antique furniture"


  1. antiquateverb

    To cause to become old or obsolete.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Antiquateverb

    To put out of use; to make obsolete.

    Etymology: antiquo, Lat.

    The growth of christianity in this kingdom might reasonably introduce new laws, and antiquate or abrogate some old ones, that seemed less consistent with the christian doctrines. Matthew Hale, Common Law of England.

    John Milton’s Paradise Lost is admirable. But cannot I admire the height of his invention, and the strength of his expression, without defending his antiquated words, and the perpetual harshness of their sound? Dryden.

    Almighty Latium, with her cities crown’d,
    Shall like an antiquated fable sound. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. antiquate

    To antiquate means to cause something to become obsolete, outdated, or old-fashioned. It implies a comparison to a more modern or current version, method, or tool. The process of antiquating can happen due to advancements in technology, changes in society, or the passage of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antiquateverb

    to make old, or obsolete; to make antique; to make old in such a degree as to put out of use; hence, to make void, or abrogate

  2. Etymology: [L. antiquatus, p. p. of antiquare, fr. antiquus ancient.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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