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antedate

[ verb an-ti-deyt, an-ti-deyt; noun an-ti-deyt ]
/ verb 藞忙n t瑟藢de瑟t, 藢忙n t瑟藞de瑟t; noun 藞忙n t瑟藢de瑟t /
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verb (used with object), an路te路dat路ed, an路te路dat路ing.
noun
a prior date.
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Origin of antedate

1570鈥80; earlier antidate<Middle French antidater, derivative of antidate a date earlier than the true date (by association with ant茅-ante-), originally a date put in place of another date; see ante-, date1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH antedate

1. anecdote, antedate , antidote2. antedate , predate, postdate
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British Dictionary definitions for antedate

antedate

verb (藞忙nt瑟藢de瑟t, 藢忙nt瑟藞de瑟t) (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 (藞忙nt瑟藢de瑟t)
an earlier date
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