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antedate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishantedatean‧te‧date /ˈæntɪdeɪt, ˌæntɪˈdeɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalBEFORE to come from an earlier time in history than something else syn predate opp postdate 🔊 The economic troubles antedate the current administration.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
antedateThis appears convincing since the decline in mortality rates antedated for the most part the advent of efficacious pills and surgical procedures.That debate antedated the disclosure of the contents of the present documents.They felt that the despair long antedated the neoplasms and that their becoming fatally ill merely confirmed what they already believed.
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Verb table
antedate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyantedate
he, she, itantedates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyantedated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave antedated
he, she, ithas antedated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad antedated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill antedate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have antedated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam antedating
he, she, itis antedating
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you, we, theyare antedating
Past
I, he, she, itwas antedating
you, we, theywere antedating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been antedating
he, she, ithas been antedating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been antedating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be antedating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been antedating
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