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verb date pronunciation in American English /deɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydate
he/she/itdates
present participledating
past tensedated
past participledated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if you and another person are dating, or if you are dating someone, the two of you are having a sexual or romantic relationship with each other
    They’ve been dating for over six months now.
    At college he had dated a medical student from Kansas.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to write the date on something
    The letter was dated February 23.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to discover exactly how old something is or when it was made by examining it carefully or making scientific tests
    The paintings have not been accurately dated yet.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] to seem no longer modern or fashionable
    a style of building that has hardly dated at all
  5. 5
    [transitive] to prove that you are starting to get old or are older than the people you are talking to
    I suppose that attitude really dates me!

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