Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

antiquate

[an-ti-kweyt]
See more synonyms for antiquate on Thesaurus.com
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 to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.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.
Show More

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
Related formsan·ti·qua·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

obsolescearchaizeantiquateobsoleteoutdate

Examples from the Web for antiquate

Historical Examples

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

    The Black Star Passes

    John W Campbell

  • Whilst these were under discussion, new matter of complaint came over, which seemed to antiquate the first.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for antiquate

antiquate

verb (tr)
  1. to make obsolete or old-fashioned
  2. to give an old or antique appearance to
Show More

Word Origin

C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012