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  1. antedate

    • IPA[ˈan(t)əˌdāt]

    美式

    • v.
      precede in time; come before (something) in date;indicate or discover that (a document, event, or word) should be assigned to an earlier date
    • verb: antedate, 3rd person present: antedates, gerund or present participle: antedating, past tense: antedated, past participle: antedated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. precede in time; come before (something) in date a civilization that antedated the Roman Empire
    • indicate or discover that (a document, event, or word) should be assigned to an earlier date there are no references to him that would antedate his birth
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    • IPA[ˈantɪdeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      precede in time; come before (something) in date: a civilization that antedated the Roman Empire

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