Meaning of PREDATE in English

PREDATE

transcription, транскрипция: [ pri:deɪt ]

( predates, predating, predated)

If you say that one thing predated another, you mean that the first thing happened or existed some time before the second thing.

His troubles predated the recession...

VERB : V n

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