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

Examples of antiquate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some Republicans who favor the rule change say the current system is antiquated and does not take into account how multilingual U.S. citizens and residents have become. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, "He doesn’t speak English. Should that be considered in an application for disability benefits?," 10 June 2019 Still, proponents of Medicare for All call the association’s stance antiquated. Lisa Schencker,, "'Medicare for All'? American Medical Association says no, drawing protest in Chicago.," 10 June 2019 Javed dismissed the entire operation as hopelessly antiquated: even tribal Afghans, living in the Hindu Kush mountains, have Facebook. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 Old-school checkpoint-and-limited-lives design feels positively antiquated. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Mega Man 11 review: Switching gears," 1 Oct. 2018 Time or Life or the Saturday Evening Post—was becoming antiquated. Sam Tanenhaus, Town & Country, "Can Chris Whittle Launch a Truly Global School?," 10 July 2018 And even if rules are restored, the notion that the internet should afford at least a minimally competitive landscape for new entrants now seems as antiquated as Friendster. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, "How Net Neutrality Actually Ended Long Before This Week," 11 June 2018 Schumer is surely not alone among Democrats in his fondness for retaining the Senate’s antiquated supermajority requirement. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Chuck Schumer Is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President," 28 June 2018 In hospitals across the country, medical equipment is antiquated, inoperative or nonexistent. Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post, "A Yemeni toddler fought for his life in a hospital while adults battled each other," 25 June 2018

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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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