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postdate

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verb post·date \ˌpōs(t)-ˈdāt, ˈpōs(t)-ˌ\

Simple Definition of postdate

  • : to give (something) a date that is later than the actual or current date

  • : to exist, happen, or be made at a later time than (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of postdate

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to date with a date later than that of execution <postdate a check> b :  to assign (an event) to a date subsequent to that of actual occurrence

  3. 2 :  to follow in time

Examples of postdate in a sentence

  1. We sent the company a postdated check for next month's payment.

  2. <the inscription at the base actually postdates the statue itself by a number of years>



1624

First Known Use of postdate

1624


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