predate

verb pre·date \ (ˌ)prē-ˈdāt \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of predate

predated; predating; predates

Examples of predate in a Sentence

  1. modes of transportation that predate the car

  2. the native people who predated European settlers in America

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First Known Use of predate

1854

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PREDATE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of predate for English Language Learners

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



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