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antedate

[ verb an-ti-deyt, an-ti-deyt; noun an-ti-deyt ]
/ verb ˈæn tɪˌdeɪt, ˌæn tɪˈdeɪt; noun ˈæn tɪˌdeɪt /
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verb (used with object), an·te·dat·ed, an·te·dat·ing.

noun

a prior date.

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Origin of antedate

1570–80; earlier antidate<Middle French antidater, derivative of antidate a date earlier than the true date (by association with anté-ante-), originally a date put in place of another date; see ante-, date1
1. anecdote, antedate , antidote2. antedate , predate, postdate
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British Dictionary definitions for antedate

antedate

verb (ˈæntɪˌdeɪt, ˌæntɪˈdeɪt) (tr)

to be or occur at an earlier date than
to affix a date to (a document, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
to assign a date to (an event, etc) that is earlier than its previously assigned date
to cause to occur sooner

noun (ˈæntɪˌdeɪt)

an earlier date
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