postdated; postdating; postdates
: to date with a date later than that of execution
postdate a check
: to assign (an event) to a date subsequent to that of actual occurrence
: to follow in time
We sent the company a postdated check for next month's payment. the inscription at the base actually postdates the statue itself by a number of years
Recent Examples on the Web Many of the choices predate his career, and very few of the tracks that postdate the ’60s seem directly influenced by his work. —Wesley Stace, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2022 Both of them postdate a report in the New York Times in April 2020 that Chris Cuomo had provided advice to Andrew Cuomo’s staff. —Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2022 Coralie Mills of Dendrochronicle found that the samples of timbers retrieved from the riverbed were native oak, a wood rarely found at Scottish sites that postdate 1450. —Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Oct. 2020 Four of the ten Indian Ocean Dipoles that have occurred since 1240 postdate 1960. —Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 23 June 2020 Mel Dacus left Casa in 1975, so most of Brent Dacus’ work and all of Reynold’s work at the theater postdate their father and grandfather there. —Punch Shaw, star-telegram, 10 May 2018 A pane of glass reveals a bright office space inside: a lounge, rows of workstations, people who mostly postdate 1980. —Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 2 Apr. 2007 The Times had been investigating whether Ms. Coico’s expenses were accurately recorded, or whether some had been postdated. —David W. Chen, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2016 See More
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