Predate Definition

prē-dāt
predated, predates, predating
verb
predated, predates, predating
To mark or designate with a date earlier than the actual one.
Predated the check.
American Heritage
To hunt or kill other animals for food.
Webster's New World
To precede in time; antedate.
American Heritage

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".)

Wiktionary

To exist, or to occur before something else; to antedate (the more correct term for this usage.)

The Japanese use of Pascal's Triangle predates its discovery by Blaise Pascal.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
postdate
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noun

A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.

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Other Word Forms of Predate

Noun

Singular:
predate
Plural:
predates

Origin of Predate

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