verb (used with object), an·te·dat·ed, an·te·dat·ing.
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A foreign patent in order to invalidate an American patent must antedate the invention patented.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
However, most of the older residences in Fredericksburg antedate the fire, and are of an earlier Colonial period.Historic Fredericksburg|John T. Goolrick
They antedate questions, and thus in all cases aggravate the difficulty of answering them satisfactorily.Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
So powerful is this instinctive faith that men of simple modes of character are prone to antedate its consummation.
No hostile hand can antedate my doom, Till fate condemns me to the silent tomb.Mosaics of Grecian History|Marcius Willson