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    predate

    predate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word predate

    Definition
    (verb) be earlier in time; go back further
    Synonyms : antecede , antedate , forego , forgo , precede
    Example Sentence
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
    Definition
    (verb) come before
    Synonyms : precede
    Example Sentence
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify
    Definition
    (verb) prey on or hunt for
    Synonyms : prey , raven
    Example Sentence
    • These mammals predate certain eggs
    Definition
    (verb) establish something as being earlier relative to something else
    Synonyms : antedate , foredate
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