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English definition of “date”

date

verb (TIME)    /deɪt/
B1 [T] to write the day's date on something you have written or made: [+ obj + noun ] Thank you for your letter dated 30 August.Writing and typing [T] to say how long something has existed or when it was made: Archaeologists have been unable to date these fossils. An antique dealer had dated the vase at (= said that it was made in) 1734.Origins and sources
(Definition of date verb (TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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