Definitions for predate

Definitions for (verb) predate

Main entry: antedate, foredate, predate

Definition: establish something as being earlier relative to something else

Main entry: predate, prey, raven

Definition: prey on or hunt for

Usage: These mammals predate certain eggs

Main entry: precede, predate

Definition: come before

Usage: Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

Main entry: forego, forgo, precede, predate, antecede, antedate

Definition: be earlier in time; go back further

Usage: Stone tools precede bronze tools

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