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Verb: antedate  'an-ti,deyt
  1. Be earlier in time; go back further
    "Stone tools antedate bronze tools";
    - predate, precede, forego, antecede
  2. Establish something as being earlier relative to something else
    - predate, foredate

Derived forms: antedated, antedates, antedating

Type of: chronologise [Brit], chronologize

Antonym: postdate

Encyclopedia: Antedate