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Meaning of ANTEDATE

Pronunciation:  'anti`deyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  establish something as being earlier relative to something else
  2. [v]  be earlier in time; go back further

ANTEDATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antecede, foredate, forego, precede, predate, predate
 Antonyms: follow, postdate, postdate
 See Also: chronologise, chronologize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"te*date`\, n.
    1. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the
       actual date.
    2. Anticipation. [Obs.] --Donne.
  2. \An"te*date`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Antedated}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Antedating}.]
    1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier
       date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a
       date anterior to the true time of its execution.
    2. To precede in time.
    3. To anticipate; to make before the true time.
             And antedate the bliss above.         --Pope.
             Who rather rose the day to antedate.  --Wordsworth.
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