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predate

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verb pre·date \(ˌ)prē-ˈdāt\

Simple Definition of predate

  • : to exist or happen at an earlier time than (something or someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of predate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  antedate

Examples of predate in a sentence

  1. modes of transportation that predate the car

  2. the native people who predated European settlers in America



Circa 1864

First Known Use of predate

circa 1864


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