[ pree-deyt ]
/ ˈpriˈdeɪt /
verb (used with object), pre·dat·ed, pre·dat·ing.
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predate, foreshadow, anticipate, presage, outrank, head, harbinger, lead, pioneer, time, introduce, herald, pace, scout, usher, rank, preface, antedate, guide, antecede
- predation pressure,
Origin of predate
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/ (priːˈdeɪt) /
to affix a date to (a document, paper, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is earlier than the actual or previously assigned date of occurrence
to be or occur at an earlier date than; precede in time
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