- establish something as being earlier relative to something else
be earlier in time; go back further
Stone tools precede bronze tools
How To Use antedate In A Sentence
- The novel is a grotesque exploration of fetishism which antedates Freud.
- The lion passant guardant appears in various places; the renderings of it in the Palatine Chapel completed before 1143 antedate this symbol's presumed use by the King of England.
- Personally, he was inclined to admire -- and frankly to admit it -- the ability which had brought Burr into prominence from a position of evident obscurity, while he regarded Mrs. Webb's eccentric attitude as a kind of antedated comedy. The Voice of the People
- But these antedate the rise of muscular Christianity.
- Given the fact that the British road network largely antedates the highway authorities themselves, the court is not in a position to say what the appropriate standard of improvement would be.
- Moreover, the book treats the emergence of modern advertising, not advertising, whose history antedates the author's period of study.
- All of the stone circles, menhirs, dolmens, etc., of the British Isles were constructed by peoples who antedated the Celts by one to three thousand years.
- This event antedates the discovery of America by several centuries.
- Those words all antedate the arrival of Europeans - and anthropological classifications.
- The convention of extralegality for a just cause antedates the advent of hard-boiled heroes.