[ an-ti-kweyt ]
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verb (used with object),an·ti·quat·ed, an·ti·quat·ing.
  1. to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.

  2. to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.

Origin of antiquate

1400–50; late Middle English antiquat old <Medieval Latin antīquātus old, ancient, past participle of antiquāre to put in an earlier state, verbal derivative of Latin antīquus;see antique

Other words from antiquate

  • an·ti·qua·tion, noun

Words Nearby antiquate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use antiquate in a sentence

  • A little peaceful study and development of submarines and aircraft will antiquate our present antidotes.

    Another Sheaf | John Galsworthy
  • Such works are held as antiquate and mossy; And as regards the younger folk, indeed, They never yet have been so pert and saucy.

    Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Whilst these were under discussion, new matter of complaint came over, which seemed to antiquate the first.

  • Seriously, I believe it will antiquate all types of airplanes, prop or jet.

    The Black Star Passes | John W Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for antiquate


/ (ˈæntɪˌkweɪt) /

  1. to make obsolete or old-fashioned

  2. to give an old or antique appearance to

Origin of antiquate

C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient

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