Translation of "predate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˌpriːˈdeɪt/ us

to have existed or happened before another thing

ser anterior a
These cave paintings predate any others which are known.
→ Compare backdate , postdate (HAPPEN AFTER)


verb /prɪˈdeɪt/ specialized

to kill and eat another animal

cazar, alimentarse de
Some species of bat predate small mammals.
Possums will predate on baby birds and eggs.
→ See also predator , predation

(Translation of “predate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)