Predate meaning

prē-dāt
To mark or designate with a date earlier than the actual one.

Predated the check.

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To hunt or kill other animals for food.
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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".)
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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.

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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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To prey upon something.
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To precede in time; antedate.
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Origin of predate