an·​ti·​quate | \ ˈan-tə-ˌkwāt How to pronounce antiquate (audio) \
antiquated; antiquating

Definition of antiquate

transitive verb

: to make old or obsolete

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Other Words from antiquate

antiquation \ ˌan-​tə-​ˈkwā-​shən How to pronounce antiquate (audio) \ noun

Examples of antiquate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Planning for what to do about Cuyahoga County’s antiquated Justice Center, which includes the county jail, is about to ramp back up. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "While you were sheltering: Sherwin-Williams HQ, ‘Picasso and Paper,’ gun reform and more news you might have missed during the coronavirus crisis," 21 May 2020 As Americans are forced to confront both a health and economic crisis, many are relying on a safety net that is inadequate, inequitable, and antiquated. Alastair Fitzpayne, Quartz, "Covid-19 shows where America’s safety net is broken. Maybe now we can fix it.," 15 Apr. 2020 The idea that collaboration requires everyone involved to simultaneously be available is antiquated. Darren Chait, Quartz at Work, "The relentlessness of remote meetings in the Covid-19 era must stop," 14 Apr. 2020 Much of Russia’s naval fleet is antiquated and the deployment of Zircon on these older ships, much like Irkutsk, will give them a considerable makeover in terms of offensive weapons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Just Tested Its Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile," 1 Mar. 2020 Today, however, this reads as antiquated, if not a little creepy. Raisa Bruner, Time, "How the New Emma Movie Updates the Relationship at Its Core," 24 Feb. 2020 The current system of EMS billing and reimbursement is outdated and antiquated. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Ambulance services could face emergency of their own," 24 Feb. 2020 The owner of the dams, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, ordered the four remaining lakes to be drained last month, saying the dams were antiquated, unsafe and bereft of revenue to fix them. Josh Baugh,, "Property owners on Guadalupe lakes feel they were left high and day.," 13 Oct. 2019 The department’s own attorney acknowledged in 2013 that the teletypwriters were antiquated. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Technology from 1964 keeps Colorado’s deaf inmates from communicating with the outside. A judge’s ruling just changed that.," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of antiquate

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antiquate

Late Latin antiquatus, past participle of antiquare, from Latin antiquus — see antique entry 1

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The first known use of antiquate was in 1596

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“Antiquate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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