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English verb: predate

1. predate (stative) be earlier in time; go back further


SamplesStone tools precede bronze tools.


Synonymsantecede, antedate, forego, forgo, precede


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Antonymspostdate, follow

2. predate (stative) come before


SamplesMost English adjectives precede the noun they modify.


Synonymsprecede


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lie

3. predate (consumption) prey on or hunt for


SamplesThese mammals predate certain eggs.


Synonymsprey, raven


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forage

4. predate (change) establish something as being earlier relative to something else


Synonymsantedate, foredate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)chronologise, chronologize


Antonymspostdate









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