What does predate mean?

Definitions for predate
ˈpriˈdeɪtpre·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

  2. precede, predate(verb)

    come before

    "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

  3. raven, prey, predate(verb)

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

  4. predate, antedate, foredate(verb)

    establish something as being earlier relative to something else

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predate(verb)

    to date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Predate

    prē-dāt′, v.t. to date before the true date: to date by anticipation: to be earlier than.

Anagrams for predate »

  1. Red tape

  2. Retaped

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How to say predate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of predate in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    I was pointing out they have their own fiscal problems that predate the coronavirus and I was not interested in borrowing money from future generations to fix age-old problems, there probably will be another state and local funding bill, but we need to make sure that we achieve something that will go beyond simply sending out money.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    This is in all probability an example of radical Islam at work, and you know I think our emphasis on ISIS is a little overstated because we've had these attacks that predate ISIS, nidal Hasan, when he shot and killed thirteen Americans, stood up on a table and yelled out.

  3. Michael Schill:

    I have forcefully articulated the view that, under my leadership, we will not tolerate sexual violence at the University of Oregon. We have put in place ambitious programs aimed at educating students and staff about how to prevent sexual assaults from happening, although these issues predate my joining the university, there is no doubt that this incident was a tragedy and marked a very difficult time at UO. We have worked hard to build bridges, and I am pleased to say that I enjoy an open dialog with Professor Freyd.

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