Antedate (verb)

To be of a date earlier than a document or event.


The word "antedate" is a verb that means "to be of a date earlier than (a document or event)". it is derived from the latin word "ante" which means "before" and "datum" which means "given".


  1. The document was found to antedate the start of the war by several months.
  2. The coin antedates the earliest known examples of this particular denomination.
  3. The building antedates the city's founding and is considered a historical landmark.
  4. The painting antedates the artist's most well-known works.
  5. The artifact was found to antedate the earliest known civilization in the region.
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