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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (4)

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

2. come before;
- Example: "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
[syn: precede, predate]

3. prey on or hunt for;
- Example: "These mammals predate certain eggs"
[syn: raven, prey, predate]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Predate \Pre*date"\, v. t. To date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

predate 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: come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify" [syn: precede, predate] 3: prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs" [syn: raven, prey, predate] 4: establish something as being earlier relative to something else [syn: predate, antedate, foredate] [ant: postdate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "predate": announce, antecede, antedate, anticipate, backdate, be before, be dated, be early, bear date, come before, date, date at, date-stamp, dateline, datemark, forerun, go before, herald, make a date, pace, postdate, precede, precurse, preexist, proclaim, set the date, update, usher in