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backdate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌbækˈdeɪt/ /ˈ--/
to make something effective from a date earlier than the present date: They agreed that the pay increase would be backdated to July. Those signing up before October will have their pension payments backdated.
to put a date on a document that is earlier than the date when you wrote it: The jury's verdict recognized that backdating options with intent to deceive is a crime. backdate a cheque →  Compare post-date
Translations of “backdate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(尤指增加薪金)在較早的時間生效…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(尤指涨工资)在较早的时间生效…
(Definition of backdate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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