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antedate

an·te·date

antedate

 
pronunciation:
aen t deIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: antedated, antedates, antedating
definition 1: to be earlier than; precede in time.
This vase antedates Christ.
synonyms:
antecede, precede
similar words:
forerun, predate
definition 2: to affix an earlier date, as to a document or event; predate.
synonyms:
backdate, predate
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part of speech: noun
definition: a date affixed to a document or event that is prior to its real date.
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