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pre·date

predate

 
pronunciation:
pri deIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: predates, predating, predated
definition 1: to occur or exist before.
Their mutual dislike predates this quarrel.
definition 2: to have or give an earlier date than.
This check predates our contract.They signed the mortgage on May 31, but predated it May 1.
similar words:
antedate
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