Definition of antedate
: a date assigned to an event or document earlier than the actual date of the event or document
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Rhymes with antedate
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Simple Definition of antedate
: to give an earlier date rather than the actual date to (something)
: to be earlier or older than (something)
Full Definition of antedate
1 a : to date as of a time prior to that of execution b : to assign to a date prior to that of actual occurrence
2 archaic : anticipate
3 : to precede in time
Examples of antedate in a sentence
The church antedates the village itself.
<dinosaurs antedate cavemen by millions of years>
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