foredate vs predate what difference

what is difference between foredate and predate

English

Etymology

fore- +‎ date

Verb

foredate (third-person singular simple present foredates, present participle foredating, simple past and past participle foredated)

  1. (transitive) To date before the true time; to antedate.
Synonyms
  • backdate; see also Thesaurus:backdate



English

Etymology 1

From pre- +‎ date

Alternative forms

  • pre-date

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːˌdeɪt/, /ˌpɹiːˈdeɪt/

Verb

predate (third-person singular simple present predates, present participle predating, simple past and past participle predated)

  1. To designate a date earlier than the actual one; to move a date, appointment, event, or period of time to an earlier point (contrast “postdate”.)
  2. (transitive) To exist or to occur before something else; to antedate.
Synonyms
  • (to designate a date earlier): antedate, backdate, foredate; see also Thesaurus:backdate
  • (to occur before something else): antedate; see also Thesaurus:predate
Antonyms
  • (to designate a date earlier): overdate, postdate; see also Thesaurus:overdate
  • (to occur before something else): postdate
Translations

Noun

predate (plural predates)

  1. A publication, such as a newspaper or magazine, that is issued with a printed date later than the date of issue.

Etymology 2

Back-formation from predation or predator.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɹəˈdeɪt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈdeɪt/

Verb

predate (third-person singular simple present predates, present participle predating, simple past and past participle predated)

  1. To prey upon something.
Synonyms
  • (to prey upon): prey
Related terms
  • predation
  • depredation
  • predator
Translations

References

  • predate at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • predate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • adepter, pad-tree, readept, red tape, redtape, retaped, tapered

Italian

Verb

predate

  1. inflection of predare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of predato

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