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"predate" in British English

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predateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌpriːˈdeɪt/
to have ​existed or ​happened before another thing: These ​cavepaintings predate any ​others which are ​known.

predateverb [I or T]

/prɪˈdeɪt/ specialized
to ​kill and ​eat another ​animal: Some ​species of ​bat predate ​smallmammals. Possums will predate onbabybirds and ​eggs.
(Definition of predate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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predateverb [T]

 us   /priˈdeɪt/
to have ​existed or ​happened before another thing: These ​burialmounds predated the ​arrival of Europeans in ​NorthAmerica.
(Definition of predate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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