Definition of predate
Examples of predate in a Sentence
modes of transportation that predate the car
the native people who predated European settlers in America
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ExxonMobil’s deal, which the company says will create 600 permanent jobs and 6,000 temporary construction jobs in Texas, predated Mr. Trump’s trip by almost a year.
For one thing, Gowen Strong, the initiative, predates Gowen Strong, the corporation, by more than two years.
However, that argument is rendered moot by Trump’s pledge to end the Obama regulations, a pledge that predated Thursday’s announcement.
James' teams are 3-4 in previous Finals appearances, though the 2007 loss in which the Spurs swept the Cavaliers and predated James' current streak should be a checkmark on James' side of the ledger in the mythical James versus Jordan debate.
UM's last time not in the NCAAs predated the Dolphins' Perfect Season.
This cemetery predates World War I, but land for war burials was granted in 1917, mainly to accommodate the graves of service personnel who had died of battle wounds in the London district.
For the Wellesley community, that expectation, and that certainty, were predated by a conviction tracing back decades.
NAFTA predated digital commerce and didn't address proprietary property rights or service industries, all areas ripe for inclusion.
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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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