[ an-ti-kweyt ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌkweɪt /

verb (used with object), an·ti·quat·ed, an·ti·quat·ing.

to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.

Nearby words

  1. antipyrotic,
  2. antiq.,
  3. antiquarian,
  4. antiquark,
  5. antiquary,
  6. antiquated,
  7. antiquation,
  8. antique,
  9. antique glass,
  10. antiqued

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for antiquation


/ (ˈæntɪˌkweɪt) /

verb (tr)

to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to

Word Origin for antiquate

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

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Word Origin and History for antiquation



1640s, from Late Latin antiquationem (nominative antiquatio), noun of action from past participle stem of antiquare (see antique (adj.)).

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