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VERB (2)

1. be earlier in time; go back further;
- Example: "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
[syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate]

2. establish something as being earlier relative to something else;
[syn: predate, antedate, foredate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antedate \An"te*date`\ ([a^]n`t[-e]*d[=a]t`), n. 1. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date. [1913 Webster] 2. Anticipation. [Obs.] --Donne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antedate \An"te*date`\ ([a^]n`t[-e]*d[=a]t`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Antedated; p. pr. & vb. n. Antedating.] 1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date;; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution. [1913 Webster] 2. To precede in time. [1913 Webster] 3. To anticipate; to make before the true time. [1913 Webster] And antedate the bliss above. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Who rather rose the day to antedate. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

antedate v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate] 2: establish something as being earlier relative to something else [syn: predate, antedate, foredate] [ant: postdate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "antedate": announce, antecede, anticipate, backdate, be before, be dated, be early, bear date, come before, date, date at, date-stamp, dateline, datemark, foredate, forerun, go before, herald, lag, make a date, misdate, mistime, postdate, precede, precurse, predate, preexist, proclaim, set the date, update, usher in
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ANTEDATE. To, put a date to an instrument of a time before the time it was written. Vide Date.