Associations to the word «Predate»

Wiktionary

PREDATE, verb. 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".)
PREDATE, verb. (transitive) To exist, or to occur before something else; to antedate (the more correct term for this usage.)
PREDATE, noun. A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.
PREDATE, verb. To prey upon something.

Dictionary definition

PREDATE, verb. Be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools".
PREDATE, verb. Come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify".
PREDATE, verb. Prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs".
PREDATE, verb. Establish something as being earlier relative to something else.

Wise words

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