predate

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verb pre·date \(ˌ)prē-ˈdāt\

Definition of predate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  antedate

Examples of predate in a Sentence

  1. modes of transportation that predate the car

  2. the native people who predated European settlers in America

1854

First Known Use of predate

1854


PREDATE Defined for English Language Learners

predate

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verb pre·date \(ˌ)prē-ˈdāt\

Definition of predate for English Language Learners

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



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