predates

present tense third-person singular of predate
as in precedes
to go or come before in time gunpowder predated the invention of the gun by several centuries

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“Predates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/predates. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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