postdate

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

Definition of postdate

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
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

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First Known Use of postdate

1624

postdate Synonyms

Synonyms

follow, succeed, supervene;

Antonyms

antedate, precede, predate;

Related Words

displace, replace, supersede, supplant;

ensue;


POSTDATE Defined for English Language Learners

postdate

Definition of postdate for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


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