Definition of “predate” - English Dictionary

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(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 burial mounds predated the arrival of Europeans in North America.

(Definition of “predate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)