[ pree-deyt ]
/ ˈpriˈdeɪt /
verb (used with object), pre·dat·ed, pre·dat·ing.
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Words nearby predate
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Example sentences from the Web for predate
But he appears to have been a 32-year-old native of Quebec with a history of legal troubles that predate his radicalization.
“Parents can be reassured with the finding that sexting may predate sexual behavior,” said Dr. Temple.
British Dictionary definitions for predate
/ (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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